Peas are one of the first crops we plant. Plant as soon as the ground can be worked—even if snow falls after you plant them! Here’s our guide on how to plant, grow, and harvest peas.
There are three varieties of peas that will suit your garden and cooking needs:
- Pisum savitum, which includes both types of garden peas: sweet peas (inedible pods) and snow peas (edible flat pods with small peas inside).
- Pisum macrocarpon, snap peas (edible pods with full-size peas).
Pea plants are easy to grow, but have a very limited growing season. Furthermore, peas do not stay fresh long after harvest, so enjoy them while you can!