The Seed Exchange - At 8" tall, this aptly named dwarf pea is ideal for container gardening and is very frost-tolerant. Originating in England and introduced in the United States in the mid-19th century, there were several strains of this variety; over time, further reductions in height and time to maturity were achieved, leading to the pea we know as Tom Thumb today. Shell, 50-55 day
Plants grow to 8 inches
Good for container gardening
Able to withstand hard frosts
Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis.
Our family tends to not trellis these and just space them a little closer together to support themselves.
Direct Seed 2" apart
Plant 1/2" deep
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