Tom Thumb Dwarf Snap Pea - 25g
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Pack Size: 25 g (approximately 100 seeds). Grow up to four 11 x 11" trays or twelve 6" pots from each pack.
Description: Seeds for growing baby greens indoors through winter. Tom Thumb Pea is a remarkable heirloom selection that grows to a maximum height of 8" and quick bears delicious snap peas! All parts are edible: the shoots, flowers and the fresh pods. This is one of the best edibles to grow indoors through winter with kids as the peas are so tasty and the plants reliable growers.
Easy steps for growing Tom Thumb peas indoors through winter:
- Tom Thumb peas can be grown through winter in a very sunny window or under full spectrum lights. They produce more quickly under lights but these are not required.
- Tom Thumb peas grow very well in medium sized containers with a little depth (between 5" of soil). If growing just for shoots they can also be grown in shallow trays.
- For completely easy baby greens use a composty soil. We use an organic potting mix blended with Sea Soil compost at a 60 / 40 ratio. By building in high quality compost you can avoid any need for additional fertilizing.
- Tom Thumb peas take 1 - 5 days to germinate. The ideal temperature for germination is 4 - 18º C. Generally speaking Tom Thumb pea is a plant that prefers cooler air temperatures and can do well in a room that feels cool.
- Wet your soil medium before sowing then sprinkle seeds onto soil surface at approximately 25 seeds per 11 x 11” tray or 8 seeds per 6" pot. Press seeds gently into soil surface (to just bellow soil surface) and spritz (or carefully water) to fully moisten.
- Check on seeds every few days to notice when they are starting to germinate. Maintain soil moisture without allowing the mix to be soggy.
- Tom Thumb pea will grow as a winter green for approximately eight weeks before a new crop needs to take over. Sow new trays every two to three weeks to keep a constant supply.
- Great air circulation around your indoor garden makes everything better! If you are growing lots of plants indoors consider adding a small fan to your set-up.
- If using humidity domes over your trays: be sure to leave these off for at least one hour per day to allow for air circulation.
- Pests rarely occur on baby greens but it is a good idea to clean pots/trays with warm soapy water (or 10% bleach solution) between crops and generally keep your growing area tidy.
- Crops that are grown to larger than baby green size will likely require fertilizing for best productivity; we recommend Evolve Organic All Purpose Fertilizer for our indoor gardens.
- Harvest leafy greens by up to 50% with each cut.
- Use sharp scissors to cut your greens - this helps plants regrow more quickly after harvest.
- The beauty of growing your own baby greens is that you can harvest just what you need when you need it!