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Southern peas start out slowly. They will have a good head start under greenhouse conditions, and treated more like tomatoes and okra than a typical bush or pole bean.
You will not need to remove the plant from the coco fiber or coir pot when you move your Southern peas to the garden- this will help avoid transplant shock as the roots will not be disturbed, and allowed to acclimate to your garden soil as they grow through the coconut fiber. Be sure the surrounding soil moisture and level are even with the soil in the pot.
Plant in warm soil after danger of frost has passed, in full sun. Traditionally, Southern peas have been inter-cropped with sorghum or corn- the climbing types can use the taller plants as support as well as help improve the soil as nitrogen fixers. Be patient, they will spring into action at the peak of summer.