Seedlings start end of February up to end of March in mild climates and end of April in temperate areas. Chickpea is directly planted in the soil, it is sown in rows and when the plants start to develop, only the most resistant are kept. Chickpea is a vegetable that does not need water to grow. Chickpeas will be ready for harvest about 100 days after planting. Harvesting takes place in summer (July/August) when the pods are dry and brown.
As with many vegetables, it may be attacked by pests such as pea weevil (an insect that comes and eats the seeds present inside the pod, creating gaps in the seeds). Subsequently these diseases cause a slower growth of the plant, which can even lead to the death of the latter. Chickpea is a vegetable but also a seed.