Oh what an exciting day in the garden! The moment the kids have been waiting for. It was time to harvest the first very peas from their Tom Thumb pea gardens. The kids have enjoying watching their plants grow from little seedling to developing flowers to the first peas. Great for the kids to learn that their are stages of growth.
Without further ado, check out this video of the kids celebrating their first pea harvest.
I did allow the kids to pick some peas that could have been a little more plump with bigger peas inside. They were just too excited. The pods are all the smaller side, producing about 4-5 peas per pod. Not the most productive peas. Their height has been perfect for the kids – very easy for them to handle. I would look into trying another variety in a pot next time, maybe one that produces more. We will see. The plants are still producing, although they don’t look as nice anymore as some of the bottom leaves are beginning to brown.
Here are some more pictures of the Tom Thumb plants.
So far this has been a wonderful experience with the kids. They love that they get to “own” their own garden spaces. Once the peas are done, they will get to pick whatever they want to place in their pots.