Grow Peas in Pots and Tubs!
All-America Selection winner for size, flavor, and speed!
Variety: Patio Pride
Item Form: (P)Pkt of 80 seeds
Days to Maturity: 40
Fruit Color: Green
Seeds Per Pack: 80
Plant Height: 18 in – 24 in
Plant Width: 10 in – 12 in
Additional Characteristics: Award Winner,Cool Season,Direct Sow,Easy Care Plants,Edible,Season Extenders,Soil Builder,Trellises
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Moisture Requirements: Moist, well-drained
Resistance: Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance: Normal, loamy
Uses: Outdoor,Vines and Climbers,Beds,Containers,Cuisine
(P)?Pkt of 80 seeds
40 days from direct sowing.
Super-early, super-compact, and super-flavorful, Patio Pride is nothing less than a super-pea! This 2017 All-America Selection simply astonishes with 30 or more pods on plants so well-branched and compact you can grow them in containers! And the flavor — let’s just say that nothing about this pea is small other than the size of the plant!
Patio Pride reaches just 18 to 24 inches high (when trained on a support) and spreads no wider than a foot, so you can grow it easily in an 8-inch pot or larger. A great companion to cool-season flowering plants in your container garden, it sets several dozen uniform 2- to 3-inch pods. Bright green and very succulent, the pods contain delicious seeds. Eat them right off the vine, lightly steam them, and use them in all your recipes.
And Patio Pride extends your season. Being earlier than most, it gets you harvesting sooner than ever, and keeps going later than many others in both spring and fall. This is a quick crop you can plant successively for months of fresh eating.
The growing is easy with Patio Pride. It loves sunshine to partial shade, and finishes in just over a month. As a legume, it is a nitrogen fixer in the soil, so be sure to chop up the plant after harvest and work it into your garden. Next season’s veggie patch will be all the richer for it!
Easy to grow, peas love cold weather, so plant as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring. If you want to plant Patio Pride in the garden, sow 3 to 4 seeds per 6-inch patch of soil, burying them about 1 to 1? inches deep. Thin to a single seedling per 6 inches, sowing in double rows if you want to place a pea fence or trellis between the rows. Start another crop 2 weeks later, continuing all spring, and then repeat in late summer for fall harvest.
If you are growing Patio Pride in pots, sow 3 or 4 seeds near the center of the pot, thinning the seedlings to one. Start another container 2 weeks later, continuing all spring, and then repeat in late summer for fall harvest. Pkt is 1 ounce (about 80 seeds).