Chickpea Growing Guide

All you need to know to grow successfully!

Plant Family:
Fabaceae
Plant Type:
Annual
Typical Season:
Warm season
Typical Zones Grown In:
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Growing Difficulty:
Medium

Planting Guidelines

The following are general guides to follow. However, nothing is set in stone. Feel free to experiment!

How to Start:
Start Indoor
When to Direct Sow:
When to Start Indoors:
March
Sprouting Time:
14-21 days
Soil Temperature (C):
10-30
Depth:
1cm deep
Spacing (cm):
15cm
Row Spacing (cm):
15cm
Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Maturity Time:
90-100
When To Harvest:
June, July
How to Harvest:
Use fresh pods when they are still green. For dry seeds, wait until the plants turn brown and then allow them to dry completely on a flat surface. Harvest the seeds as the pods split when completely dry.

Health Benefits

Growing your own food is one of the best things you can do for your health. Let’s check out some of the health benefits!

Is It Edible?
Yes
Edible Parts:
Pods
Potential Health Benefits:
Nutrient-Dense, Weight Loss, Protein, Digestive System, Disease Fighter

Tips to Growing Organically

Growing without the use of pesticides and herbicides is easier than you may think and it’s better for the environment!

Companion Plants:
Beet, Kale, Collards, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrot, Swiss Chard, Corn, Cucumber, Eggplant, Pea, Potato, Radish, Strawberry
What Plants to Avoid:
Chive, Garlic, Leek, Onion
Common Pests:
Common Disease:
Bonus Grow Tips:
The plants have shallow root systems that are easily damaged by cultivation, so take care to hand weed around plants as they establish. Avoid overhead watering.

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