Peas, members of the legume family, are packed with nutritional value. According to The World's Healthiest Foods, peas are rich in vitamins C and K, along with dietary fiber, potassium and folic acid. With English, snap, snow and Southern varieties, peas are a versatile vegetable used in everything from salads to soups. Peas, which grow on vines, require full to partial sunlight, well-draining soil and the support of trellises, stakes or fences for optimum growth.
Place pea seeds in a bowl and cover with water. Garden Action recommends soaking peas for four hours before planting.
Fill peat pots with slightly moistened potting mix.
Sow one to two seeds per pot at a depth of 1 inch then cover lightly with soil.
Water the peat pots lightly to settle soil around the seeds.
Place the peat pots in a warm, sunny location. Germination typically takes six to 36 days.
Remove the weakest seedling in each pot by gently pulling it out of the soil when peas have developed two to three sets of true leaves.