Peas are a quick crop that is usually succession planted, to get the longest season. For that reason, peas are often considered space hogs in the vegetable garden. You won’t see peas recommended for container gardens and not often for small space gardens, which is a shame. Peas are one of those vegetables that never taste as good as they do when just picked. Many peas never even make it as far as the kitchen. Gardeners just pop them in their mouths, right in the garden.
Burpee’s has just introduced a pea specifically to be grown in containers. Peas ‘n-a-Pot plant grow to only 10" tall, unlike average bush type peas that can easily grow 2-3 feet tall and require trellising. Burpee says Peas n’-a-Pot “...can be grown in a space as small as an 8" pot with no support.” We’re also told we can expect a yield comparable to full sized plants.
I’ll be trying Peas n-a-Pot this spring 2007 and will keep you posted.
Growing Peas in the Garden
If you've never grown peas or want some suggestions on which peas to plant in your garden, this Growing Peas profile will give you some tips.