Pea Seeds

There’s nothing quite like the flavour of freshly picked peas and many of us will have childhood memories of standing in a grandparent’s garden eating them straight from the pod, before even making it to the kitchen! Our much-loved garden pea, Pisum sativum, belongs to a genus of five species and is found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean sea and Western Asia.

Peas are broadly divided into two categories:

(R) Round Peas – Used for autumn or early spring sowing because of their hardiness.
(W) Wrinkled Peas - Not as hardy as rounded, but generally sweeter.

How to Sow and Grow Peas
Sow outdoors, where they are to crop, in flat bottomed drills 15cm(6in) wide and 5cm(2in) deep, ensuring its watered well. Sow about ten seeds per 30cm(1ft), spacing them out evenly in a zigzag fashion along the drill, allowing 5cm(2in) between seeds. Fill the drill with fine soil and firm down gently. Allow 60cm(2ft) between rows and keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 10-18 days. Early sowings benefit from frost protection. Place sticks or twigs either side of the row for support as this will make picking easier. As the seedlings emerge, the shoots become very attractive to birds, but these stick or twigs will provide protection. Successional sowings will ensure continuous supply and long harvest. Pick regularly for the best yields.

Autumn and early spring sowings will benefit from cloche protection. Peas do well in an open position, but one that is not too exposed. They are naturally a cold weather crop, growing best in spring and cool summers. They do not thrive in hot weather, drought or poorly drained soils. Ideally the soil should be fertile, with the addition of well-rotted organic matter being particularly beneficial.

There’s nothing quite like the flavour of freshly picked peas and many of us will have childhood memories of standing in a grandparent’s garden eating them straight from the pod, before even making it to the kitchen! Our much-loved garden pea, Pisum sativum, belongs to a genus of five species and is found in the countries bordering the Mediterranean sea and Western Asia.

Peas are broadly divided into two categories:

(R) Round Peas – Used for autumn or early spring sowing because of their hardiness.
(W) Wrinkled Peas - Not as hardy as rounded, but generally sweeter.

How to Sow and Grow Peas
Sow outdoors, where they are to crop, in flat bottomed drills 15cm(6in) wide and 5cm(2in) deep, ensuring its watered well. Sow about ten seeds per 30cm(1ft), spacing them out evenly in a zigzag fashion along the drill, allowing 5cm(2in) between seeds. Fill the drill with fine soil and firm down gently. Allow 60cm(2ft) between rows and keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 10-18 days. Early sowings benefit from frost protection. Place sticks or twigs either side of the row for support as this will make picking easier. As the seedlings emerge, the shoots become very attractive to birds, but these stick or twigs will provide protection. Successional sowings will ensure continuous supply and long harvest. Pick regularly for the best yields.

Autumn and early spring sowings will benefit from cloche protection. Peas do well in an open position, but one that is not too exposed. They are naturally a cold weather crop, growing best in spring and cool summers. They do not thrive in hot weather, drought or poorly drained soils. Ideally the soil should be fertile, with the addition of well-rotted organic matter being particularly beneficial.

23 products

Sugar Snap variety
300 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 14495
Pod Contain up to 8 Sweet & Succulent Peas!
300 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 35194
Maincrop variety
275 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 14487
First Early variety
350 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 13458
An Early Variety
400 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 16624
Maincrop variety
400 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 11808
Maincrop variety
325 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 10230
Mildew Resistance!
150 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 35195
250 Seeds
£2.80
Item Code: 25470
250 Seeds
£3.10
Item Code: 28415
3 packets, 1 of each variety
£5.95
Item Code: 43174
Mangetout variety
150 Seeds
£2.85
Item Code: 21323
Sugar Snap variety
350 Seeds
£2.85
Item Code: 14987
Grow Something Different!
100 Seeds
£2.95
Item Code: 36637
Mangetout variety
150 Seeds
£2.95
Item Code: 23817
Maincrop variety
400 Seeds
£2.85
Item Code: 12915
Mangetout variety
350 Seeds
£2.85
Item Code: 15011
Maincrop variety
300 Seeds
£2.85
Item Code: 16049
Dwarf variety, ideal for patios!
100 Seeds
£2.95
Item Code: 26414
250 Seeds
£2.85
Item Code: 26769
Petit Pois variety
300 Seeds
£2.85
Item Code: 12963
Maincrop variety
300 Seeds
£2.70
Item Code: 20494
The perfcet mushy pea!
300 Seeds
£2.65
Item Code: 27946