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Tom Thumb Garden Pea (75 seeds) (GP110) $3.50

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Tom Thumb Garden Pea

         
 
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50-55 days. Tom Thumb is absolutely the best pea variety for container planting! Reaching only 8 to 9 inches in height, it’s grown mainly as a shelling type, but the pods are also sweet, tender and delicious when harvested very young. This variety excels when tucked into small spaces around the garden, and for cold frame production very early or very late in the season. This unusual heirloom originated in England and was first introduced in the U.S. by Landreth Seeds, Philadelphia, in 1854. Even more frost tolerant than most other pea varieties, and, naturally, it requires no staking!
 
Tom Thumb Garden Pea
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

60.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
melkrist
Location:
Andrews, NC, United States
Date:
July 15, 2019
          2.0
 
Low Germination But Adorable
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Cute size for containers

What are the cons? Low germination, Short growing

Review:

These were so adorable in pots lined up on my back porch. My 6 year old had a great time watching them grow and turn out these wee little pods with full size peas inside. However, the germination rate was very poor. It 4 tries before I got 3 plants to grow. I planted a second time and only got 2 more plants to germinate, one was so stunted that it never formed a pod. These were a cute experiment and had nice sweet peas, but we probably won't grow them again. The plants didn't last long after I pulled 3 pods off of each of them. They just shriveled.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Niki N.
Location:
Rockford, IL, United States
Date:
May 5, 2019
          1.0
 
Not For Containers
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? It germinates very quickly

What are the cons? Will not grow in containers

Review:

I tried for several years to grow these peas inside a container, they germinate quickly, sprout up fairly quickly, then peter out and die. I have tried variance of potting material, containers, and methods and it fails every time. It seems others had success planting them outside but they tout they are great for containers... they are not.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
meda
Location:
Leakesville, MS, United States
Date:
May 1, 2019
          4.0
 
Will try again
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Small compact plant

What are the cons? None

Review:

I live in zone 8, southern Mississippi and I tried these peas but I think that I either did not plant enough in my pot or I planted them at the wrong time because I did not get but maybe 5 or 6 pods in all. I do think that I will try these again next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Margo
Location:
Toronto, Canada
Date:
July 18, 2018
          3.0
 
Fun but mostly ornamental
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Really cute

What are the cons? Not enough peas to eat

Review:

I'm a balcony vegetable gardener so I'm always on the lookout for hybrids that will provide high yields in small space. I was really excited for these peas! They were a bit slow to start - I planted three seeds, and I was almost ready to start something else in that pot, but one by one, they came up. After that, really easy care and they started flowering and producing pods really quickly. And they really are super cute plants. The peas taste good, but they just don't produce enough for more than garden snacking. I'm going to switch to a small, bush style pea variety, instead of this tiny dwarf. I do think this would make great spring ground cover!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Maria
Location:
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Date:
July 6, 2018
          5.0
 
Very nice for a little plant
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Germination, large yummy pods

What are the cons? Don't do well indoors

Review:

At first I tried to grow a couple of these indoors and they didn't do very well. A plant would produce 2-3 tiny pods with 1-2 peas inside and then it would dry up and die. Then I planted a bunch in my garden, and the plants few to be much better. The plants are compact, but they had beautiful large leaves and the pods were quite large for a small plant, with 4-5 peas per pod! Will definitely order more next year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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