There are many varieties of peas but there are essentially 3 types to grow:
- Sugar Pod for the large edible pods with immature peas
- Snap or Sugar Snap that have full size peas and an edible pod.
- Standard peas which are grown just for the peas. Standard peas have nicely sized peas but the pods aren't easily digested and they usually have a thick string.
The peas can grow as transplants (start in seed cells, move to cups, then SIPs). If you have a length no frosting fall you can grow peas in the spring and again staring mid-August.
Starts some seedling too as back ups in case you run into problems.
Seeds are available at Walmart, Kmart, Home Depot, Lowe's.