Peas are an easy crop to grow and are particularly great for beginning gardeners.
Peas are easy to grow, harvest, and they are tasty. They also come in two types: in bush form, meaning the plants grow no more than two and a half feet in height, and in pole form, meaning the plants grow above two and a half feet and need the assistance of a trellis or something else for the vines to climb.
Early spring is around the time pea seeds should be planted; however, in milder climates, they can grow during fall and winter. They can be planted directly into the soil and about one to two seeds should be planted one and a half inches beneath the soil. Make sure your plants have a space of around two inches between them, and if you are additionally planting them in rows, allow about two and a half feet between each row.
Ensure that your plants are well watered and stay in full sunlight. The seeds should start sprouting between six and ten days. You can begin harvesting your peas when the pods are about two and a half inches long and seem plump.
Here are some pea recipes (substitute canned peas for fresh):