How Much Water Does a Pea Plant Need?

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Pea plants should be watered sparingly, but the soil should remain consistently moist without being saturated. The plant should be watered when the top inch of the soil is dry to the touch.

When watering pea plants, it is important to water the ground near the plant, rather than the plant itself. In order to allow ample drying time, the plant should be watered in the morning. If the pea plant is wilting, it requires more water; parched pea plants do not produce pods. Well-drained soil should be used to prevent excess moisture from damaging the plant, and raised beds can be used in areas with poor drainage.