Edible podded or Snow peas are frost hardy, thrive and like to be planted in cool weather (55 to 60°F) They can become bitter and fibrous with heat. Therefore, plant outdoors in full sun, in early spring for an early summer harvest or mid to late summer for a fall harvest. Plant the seeds 1½ inches deep spacing them at a rate of one to two seeds every two inches. Space the rows 2½ feet apart.
Since it is common to prune dormant trees about the same time that you plant peas in the spring, it is a tradition to use branches, stuck into the ground along your pea row, as support for climbing peas. You can also use other items for support - lattice, netting, twine, field fencing - but "pea brush" is by far the simplest.
Each packet contains one ounce or approximately 90 to 125 seeds.
(One ounce will generally plant at least a 10-foot row.)