Broadband peas.....sounds like an Internet thing. Funny! Ok, ok, just my attempt at humor. Broad banding is just a variation in pea planting methods. I've tried single rows, double rows, and rows spaced 12" apart. I wanted to see what would happen if I planted them in a wide trench, sowing the seed about 2"-3" apart in all directions.
Making the trench was simple. Using a garden rake, I pulled back the soil, leaving a shallow trench behind. Into that went the peas.
After watering the seed, I gently and carefully pulled back the soil to cover the pea seed. Now it's a wait & see game.
Will the pea vines self support one another? This variety has a 30" vine. Will the harvest be more than if I had sown the peas into two separate rows spaced a foot apart? Would it be easier or faster harvesting peas with this growing technique? I'm always curious to see what happens.
Anyway.....here's what they look like today. I got nice germination and the plants look good so far.