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Late sowings of peas

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender June 21, 2012 Posted Tags: Comment 1 Comment
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From early spring, or other words main sowings of peas you are most likely to start to harvest your crop just about now or very soon. You can sow pea seeds as late as June – July for picking the same year. Sow the seeds of intervals of two to three weeks and they will be ready to pick in September even throughout October if the weather is mild. In places where there is a risk of frost in October you will need to cover the plants with cloches if they are not ready to pick yet, but generally from an early July sowing you will have a crop in late September. Peas sown very late or very early are likely to escape the damage of birds and pea moth which are a problem with main sowings. Last year I had a really bad infestation of moths in my maincrop peas, the whole lot had to go onto the co

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Edible pods

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender May 18, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
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If you like peas and want to have a bit more of edible harvests from your plants why not try to grow some edible pods? Mange tout peas are one of my favourite to grow, as gives much more edible crop than garden peas. Oregon sugar pod is very productive and grows up to 3.5 feet tall; and you can harvest the pods for 2 weeks or even longer. Mangetout is a French word and it means ‘eat all’. The pea pods remain soft and tender even when they ripe, unlike ordinary garden peas which are lined with a tough membrane which dries out as the pods mature. Mangetout peas can be treated like French beans in the kitchen, they are very popular in sir fries, but if you try them raw you will finish them before they reach the kitchen because they are really sweet. For an early crop you can g

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A perfect pea

Person Author: Ryan Lewis Calender March 23, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment 2 Comments
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Peas for me sum up a beautiful British Summer. Imagine picking peas straight from the vine and sitting in the sun shelling and eating them pod by pod, or even better, eating sugarsnap or mangetout, pods and all. On the plot they are the perfect snack for eating on the go and I always sow extra to ensure that at least some manage to reach the plate at home. Peas are one of the easiest crops to grow and the offer almost immediate results, germinating in no time at all, making them perfect for the impatient or younger gardeners among us. Planting to harvest should take between 12 and 15 weeks and a successional sowing approach will give best results. As climbing plants, peas will require some support to grow well. I like to use traditional pea-sticks(large and bushy twiggy branches)

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