Winter pea

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This early pea is super cold-resistant. You can sow it at the end of the fall or early spring. Harvest the young shoots or let the plants grow for delicious peas. 

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Sowing: 16 February - 30 June, 1 October - 31 October

Level 1


0 - 4 days

Level 2

peas are sowed

4-16 days

Level 3

first seedlings

2-4 weeks

Level 4

little plants

4-7 weeks

Level 5

with support

7-9 weeks

Level 6


9-11 weeks

Level 7

pods visible

11-13 weeks

Level 8

continual harvest

13-15+ weeks

Sowing time: mid-February - June and October
Height: 40-50 cm
Weight: 15 grams
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Winter pea

It’s all in the name: this pea can handle the cold. The young shoots are delicious and can be harvested soon after sowing. The flowers are also edible.

If you let the plants grow, you get delicious peas. Sow them in the fall to harvest winter shoots. Let the seeds germinate indoors first so the roots get a head start. Then plant them in your garden box.
  • Species name: Garden Pea Feltham First
  • Family: legume
  • Plants per square patch: 9
  • Height: 60 cm
  • Sowing time: mid-February till the end of June and/or October
  • Sowing depth: 2 to 3 cm
  • Time to harvest: shoots from 6-8 weeks, peas 8-12 weeks
  • Germination: 7 to 23°C in 6 to 24 days
  • Sunlight: Early in the year they like to grow in the sun, later they can grow in the sun or shade.
Want to buy winter pea seeds? We sell the bags separately, but you can also find these seeds in the seasonal seed pack:

What's so special about our winter peas?

This is one of the only pea varieties you can grow so early in the year. 
You grow winter peas not just for the peas, but for the young shoots. You can harvest them in no time and they’re delicious. 

Sowing and growing winter peas

Before you sow the peas in your garden box, you first pre-sprout them indoors. This gives them a head start: the plants will grow better if the seeds have already produced a root.

Growing them is easy. Just protect the young plants and small seedlings from birds: they love them - especially in early spring.

Harvest the pods when they’re nice and thick. Sow again in October to harvest the young shoots in winter or early spring.

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions are in the Planty Garden app.

What do you use winter peas for?

The young shoots are delicious in a salad or stir fry. To harvest the shoots, cut a little off the top of the young plants. (The plants will keep growing and produce more shoots.) 
For the peas themselves, let the plants flower. Then harvest the ripe pods. Eat the peas briefly boiled or stewed. Or throw them in salads, stir fries, or scrambled eggs with salmon: delicious! 

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