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Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans): How to Grow and When to Plant in Your Backyard or Patio Garden!

Chickpeas blog post
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a great addition to your food garden! Even though they are not technically peas or beans, they are very similar.

How to Grow:

Chickpeas can be planted 4-6 weeks before the last spring frost indoors and transplanted outdoors 2-3 weeks before the last spring frost. Chickpeas don’t typically tolerate the heat well. Providing shade during periods of heat can help to extend summer planting. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.

Chickpeas are planted 6 per square 1.5-2 inches deep. Chickpeas will require a trellis to help support their height. Chickpeas will require full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Once planted, it will take approximately 10-14 days to sprout. Make sure to keep light moisture during this phase. Increase watering as they develop. Try to avoid wetting the leaves to prevent disease.