Kids Video Update on Tom Thumb Peas

These are the Tom Thumbs peas we planted. A nice healthy pot of peas. Very pleased with their growth up to this point.
A nice healthy pot of peas. Very pleased with their growth up to this point. Excited for the kids.

I have mentioned in previous posts that my kids have their own little mini pea gardens. I gave them each a pot for them to take care of and nurture. They are growing the Tom Thumb pea variety – a shelling type that grow no more than 18 inches. It’s the perfect variety for a container garden. The peas have been growing great for the kids. But don’t take my word for it, here is a video with my oldest daughter talking about her Tom Thumbs.

A very cute update from my daughter. She is excited about her peas. The Tom Thumbs are doing pretty well. They should be the first pea that flower at my place this year. The kids got the head start as it was easier to get their pots going, then to my soil all tilled and ready to plant.

I have added a few photos below so you can better see how they are growing. I will report back again when they have started to flower.

You can see that the peas are shooting off some tendrils. Tom Thumb only grows to around 8 to 9 inches tall. So these tendrils will never be needed to support the plant. You might consider trimming some of them and tossing them into a salad.
You can see that the peas are shooting off some tendrils. Tom Thumb only grows to around 8 to 9 inches tall. So these tendrils will never be needed to support the plant. You might consider trimming some of them and tossing them into a salad.
Overhead shot of the kids' pea pots. They water them, themselves with a watering can. They love doing it.
Overhead shot of the kids’ pea pots. They water them, themselves with a watering can. They love doing it.
Do you see the white/lighter spots on the leaves? If you are a first time pea grower than might cause you some concern. Do not worry, I have seen them on every single variety of pea I am grown. Totally natural. Your peas aren't getting effected with any disease.
Do you see the white/lighter spots on the leaves? If you are a first time pea grower than might cause you some concern. Do not worry, I have seen them on every single variety of pea I am grown. Totally natural. Your peas aren’t getting effected with any disease.
I place the pots in my garden where I have the extra space. It's nice to be able to move them if need be, like when we had to tie some string for support of some nearby pea plants. The  advantages to a movable garden.
I place the pots in my garden where I have the extra space. It’s nice to be able to move them if need be, like when we had to tie some string for support of some nearby pea plants. The advantages to a movable garden.