All you need to know about growing peas in your garden

Some kinds of peas are for shelling, some have edible pods–and some can be harvested either way. Bush and vining types are available. In early spring (or in early fall, for a fall crop), sow seeds 1 inch apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet apart. Thin seedlings to 2 to 4 inches apart. Set up stakes or trellises for vining types at planting time. Harvest 55 to 70 days after sowing.


  • Cool-season annual 
  • All zones 
  • Full sun 
  • Regular water