Pea, Tom Thumb

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This is a pre-order. All pre-orders will be delivered when the season is just right for them. Pea are planned to be delivered or available for pickup in early April.

Short bushy pea plants are perfect for containers on balconies or patios. Filled with tasty little pods, this is a classic for snacking right off the bush.

Pea: Peas are an excellent choice for any garden because they offer both delicious pea pods and delicate tendrils or sweet flowers. Unlike many other crops, peas and beans have the unique ability to contribute nutrients to the soil instead of just taking them out. This is because peas are able to host a specific bacteria that can convert nitrogen from the air into a form that plants can use. This makes peas a valuable addition to any garden, not just for their fruit but for their ability to enhance the soil's fertility.

Growing Tips: Peas need a trellis in order to grow to their full potential. Plant them relatively close together - 4 inches or so - early in the season. They slow down and often die off as we get into the full summer heat around July. I often plant pole beans or gourds on the same trellis in June to fill in the space as peas finish up.