The black-eyed pea is hard-to-miss with its pale body and small, black "eye." Traditionally, in the United States, it's used in Southern dishes.
Size: 30 to 36 inches.
Sunlight requirements: Light shading.
Water requirements: Keep soil evenly moist.
Soil requirements: Sandy, well-drained soil.
When to plant: After danger of frost is gone and soil is warm.
Where to plant: On stakes, to keep off the ground.
When to harvest: 90 to 100 days after planting.
Product storage: Store in airtight jars or bags in a cool, dry place.