Another all-time favorite of gardeners and their children. Sugar Snap Peas (Pisum sativum) will take abuse from wind and eager kids and keep producing super sweet pods that you’ll eat straight off the vine. Yes, they’re great to stir-fry or freeze, but the chances that your family and friends will stop eating them fresh is pretty much zilch. Matures in 60-70 days; support recommended. Learn about Growing Peas here.
Each packet contains approximately 75 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.