Pea Tom Thumb Seeds
Info: Pea `Tom Thumb` is a truly superb miniature pea variety with plants growing only 20 cm tall and are therefore absolutely perfect for pots. The very attractive white flowers preceeding the plentiful crop of lovely tiny peas are a bonus. It is grown mainly as a shelling type, but the pods are also sweet, tender and delicious when harvested very young as snow peas. A great one for children to grow! Additionally, it is more frost tolerant than other peas and requires no supporting.
Sowing & cultivation: Sow when the soil is warm to the touch, which will be some time between the middle of March and the end of April. Sowing depth: 4-5 cm. Peas require a sunny position with well-drained and nutrient-rich soil, but not acidic. Use bamboo canes, pea sticks, trellis, netting or chicken wire as a climbing support for the plants. Once you feel the seeds in the pod, the peas are ripe for harvest. The more you harvest, the more they will produce. As the containing sugar decomposes very quickly, they taste sweetest immediately after harvesting.
|Botanical name||Pisum sativum|
|Location||sunny, moist, nutrient-rich soil|