Peas have been cultivated by humans for at least 10 000 years. The oldest findings date back from the Neolithic Age and are about 8 000 years old. During this time, probably the first cultivated forms developed. When agriculture became a major factor in Central Europe, peas became more and more important, in fact, it developed, together with lentils, into a staple food for humans.
Whenever children are exposed to first gardening experiences, it should not be done without growing peas – in particular those with a good taste of course , i.e. sugar peas. On a sunny spot with fine crumbling, not overly nutrient-rich and deep soil, success is almost inevitable.