Grow them right outside your kitchen window! Standing only 8 inches tall, Tom Thumb Peas are perfect for container gardens and window boxes. Heirloom plants are extremely hardy and able to withstand hard frosts. This variety originated in England and was introduced in the United States in the mid-nineteenth century. (50-55 days)
Each packet contains approximately 50 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
This cool season crop thrives in sandy, fast draining soil and full sun. Sow in spring, no deeper than one inch and 2-3 inches apart in all directions. For bush types, space rows two feet apart; space climbing varieties in rows three feet apart or in double rows 6-8 inches apart with a trellis, fence, etc. Allow three feet between each double row.
Harvest pods when they are plump — usually three weeks after flowers appear — then shell and eat immediately; pods that are discolored or shriveled are past their prime. Harvest daily to keep plants productive.