|I like Ed Hume seeds because they are a local company and specialize in cool-climate varieties.|
I have found that germinating the pea seeds in zip-lock bags has resulted in higher germination rates vs. planting them directly in the ground. To germinate the seeds, I put each variety in a gallon-sized zip-lock bag, along with 1/2 cup of water and a paper towel to help distribute the water evenly. I kept them in the garage but keeping them in the refrigerator can also work. After 2 days, the seeds were already starting to germinate. In the future, I will probably just use the smaller zip-lock bags and fold the paper towels in quarters.
|Three pea varieties: Tall telephone, Oregon Sugar Pod II, and Super Sugar Snap|
|I plant seeds closer together than what the directions say, then thin out as necessary when they start to grow.|