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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2010, 14:33 »
Thanks DD.  Just one more question - How deep would you sow the seeds.  The packet usually says 2-3".  Thanks

2" - about right.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2010, 18:59 »
Is it worth starting the peas pots? sorry for silly question its just my first year of growing peas. the type of pea is junos
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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2010, 19:06 »
Just bear in mind that you need a lot of peas for a decent return. 15 plants for each foot of row is recommended. For a decent row, that's hundreds of plant and a lot of pots.

But there's nothing stopping you!
« Last Edit: January 15, 2018, 07:01 by DD. »

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2010, 19:30 »
sorry me again can I start them now as it says March on the packet if starting in doors?

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2010, 19:41 »
When you say indoors, where do you mean?

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2010, 21:31 »
It's the first week of Feb.  If the packet says March for indoors then that's at least a month away, surely  ::)
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2010, 22:59 »
Just bear in mind that you need a lot of peas for a decent return. 15 plants for each foot of row is recommended. For a decent row, that's hundreds of plant and a lot of pots.

But there's nothing stopping you!

I can't remember how many trays full of paper-pots I grew last year..... it was my first (fib - 2nd) experiment with peas - and it was successful! They were brilliant.

Year before hardly a sausage let alone a pea when I sowed direct into the soil - This year I am sure I will be fed-up making paper pots and try some directly sown as well. Learning by experience!!  ;)
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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2010, 08:04 »
Well, you know my technique.

Dig a hole, throw a generous handfull in.

It is really worth while trying to source loose pea seed. It's a fraction of the price of the rip off packeted ones and you can afford to sow more thickly to allow for losses. Happily this year I've got stacks of my own seed so it's going to be even cheaper - free!

 It's also worth the time making sure your seeds are well netted and and the nets securely pegged down. I manage to (mostly) keep the mice off that way.


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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2010, 08:45 »
Let me quote an example for costs of packet seed versus loose.

There are between 3,000 and 6,000 peas in a kilo. Let's take the middle ground and call it 4,500.

That famous store beginning with "W" sells 300 Kelvedon Wonder seed for 97p.  That would be 15 packets and cost a bit short of 15 for a kilo.

My local nursery sells a kilo loose for 1/3 of that cost.

Even ordering a kilo via post from Moles seeds would only cost 8.30.

I know most people would not want a kilo, (but remember stored properly these would last a few years or you could share), it's quoted by way of showing that it's worth trying to find a local, usually independant, nursery or allotment association, failing that ordering from somewhere like Moles.

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2010, 09:58 »
Ye sorry about that it says on the pack outdoors in march :wacko: Can I start them indoors now?

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2010, 10:27 »
all my peas failed to grow last year, would this be because of the brand of peas or pests?

the peas where ambassador for johnsons got one plant out of a whole packet.

what would be the best brand to buy? unwins?

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2010, 10:55 »
Ye sorry about that it says on the pack outdoors in march :wacko: Can I start them indoors now?

As I asked before, what do you mean by indoors?

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2010, 10:57 »
all my peas failed to grow last year, would this be because of the brand of peas or pests?

the peas where ambassador for johnsons got one plant out of a whole packet.

what would be the best brand to buy? unwins?

cheers

Did they fail to grow, or get eaten as they popped up?

Don't think the supplier will make a lot of difference. A lot come from the same source. I've never had a problem with loose, unbranded from the nursery.

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #28 on: February 08, 2010, 11:13 »
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Did they fail to grow, or get eaten as they popped up?

Don't think the supplier will make a lot of difference. A lot come from the same source. I've never had a problem with loose, unbranded from the nursery.

fail to grow only one popped up and was savaged by wood pidgeons!  :lol:

what is a good easy to grow variety?

will be trying that method of support!  :D

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Re: DD's peas
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2010, 11:33 »
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Did they fail to grow, or get eaten as they popped up?

Don't think the supplier will make a lot of difference. A lot come from the same source. I've never had a problem with loose, unbranded from the nursery.

fail to grow only one popped up and was savaged by wood pidgeons!  :lol:

what is a good easy to grow variety?

will be trying that method of support!  :D

I never failed with Kelvedon Wonder.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2010, 11:46 by DD. »


 

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