Pisum sativum ‘Tom Thumb’ (Garden Pea) [15 Seeds]

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Germination Information: Oddly enough, people seem to have very mixed luck with growing these seeds, based on online reports on other seed sites. All I can say is that they perform well for me, with the understanding that they are best grown for a garden snack and not a generous harvest. Sow the seeds about 1/2″ deep in a pot indoors in late winter to early spring if you want to get a super-early start, or sow outdoors in a pot or raised bed in early to mid spring. A late-summer sowing can give you a fall harvest if you first frosts don’t come too early. (Figure that it will take about 2 months from seed to harvest.)

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With stems reaching just 8 to 12 inches long, ‘Tom Thumb’ pea (Pisum sativum) is perfectly scaled for small gardens. You’re not likely to get a harvest big enough to feed a family, but you can generally get a couple of handfuls of pods from a raised bed, windowbox, or container planting; no need for a trellis. The compact plants have white flowers that mature into green pods. This heirloom variety is considered a shelling pea (the seeds are removed from the pods for eating), but I also like to pick the thin new pods and eat them whole as a snack in the garden or sprinkled into salads. Full sun. Annual.

Harvested in mid-June 2021. At least 15 seeds.

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