Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)

  • 9 Replies
  • 622 Views
*

Twood

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Merseyside
  • 72
I'm sure this is a well discussed topic and I have read the thread by DD on his peas and support. However the above peas appear to grow to 5ft.
I have spent 1 ½ eek this afternoon desperately trying to put up some sort of support using canes and netting.
But it definitely wouldn't have with stood a breeze or a strong gust.
This is my first foray into peas (can't you tell) as I bought some ready grown at the garden centre so they are probably ahead of themselves.
So anyone got any ideas. I only have 20 plants. May buy more but its meant to be a bit of fun  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks
Happy Gardening May your plot be abundant in veg and free from slugs ! :)

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kent
  • 50854
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 18:26 »
My HGSs have never grown taller than about 3ft, I've been growing them for 10 years now - on 3 different allotment plots,  so very much doubt they'd ever get up to 5ft.
Lesley x
I'm not good, I'm not bad - I'm just me, and sometimes I have to apologise for that ;)

*

Twood

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Merseyside
  • 72
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 19:08 »
ok great
So how do you support your peas??

*

oldgrunge

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Wales
  • 1845
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 19:51 »
I knock a decent wooden stake in about every 6ft. ( 180cms) and run a cord ( I use old washing line) between them for every 9ins. Or so of height.
We come from the earth, we return to the earth, and in between we garden.

*

oldgrunge

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: North Wales
  • 1845
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2019, 19:52 »
Forgot to mention, also use twiggy sticks to help them on their way. I save my old raspberry canes.

*

Twood

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Merseyside
  • 72
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2019, 20:00 »
Thanks for that old grunge may be the way to go  ::)
I'll give it another go

*

mumofstig

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Kent
  • 50854
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2019, 22:16 »
Short peas like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ukIsfaazcY
Tall peas similar with taller mesh/netting with more cane supports
https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=129552.msg1509673#msg1509673

*

Plot 1 Problems

  • Seed Circle Moderator
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Worcester
  • 2029
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2019, 23:21 »
Cable ties! A man after my own heart ( and yes I know we're all cutting back on plastic use, but damn me they are just so useful)!

*

sunshineband

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • 31999
  • Tallest Sunflower prizewinner 2014
    • A Little Bit of Sunshine
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2019, 09:13 »
My HGSs have never grown taller than about 3ft, I've been growing them for 10 years now - on 3 different allotment plots,  so very much doubt they'd ever get up to 5ft.

I grow HGS too, and they get to around a metre here. I used a length of wldmesh fencing last season, supported at each end with a triangle of metal fence pins, and an extra one about every metre. Out site is incredibly windy, so much so i have had ot give up growing tall peas. This structure described stood up to 60mph winds justs fine

 Also should add that pigens love pea shoots and will sit on the top of whatever structure you make and  nosh on the new growth as it reaches high enough, so some means of discouraging them is needed for sure.
Wisdom is knowing what to ignore - be comfortable in your own skin.
My Blog
My Diary
My Diary Comments

*

Twood

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Merseyside
  • 72
Re: Hurst greenshaft peas Support required (me and the peas)
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2019, 17:46 »
Thanks everyone for the helpful hints and information.
Will give a whirl
Twood



xx
How to support climbing peas?

Started by Earl Grey on Grow Your Own

3 Replies
5051 Views
Last post April 13, 2008, 20:10
by Stripey_cat
xx
support for beans/peas

Started by amurdin on Grow Your Own

4 Replies
1447 Views
Last post May 29, 2012, 21:34
by sunshineband
xx
Support for tall peas

Started by taraxacum on Grow Your Own

6 Replies
2623 Views
Last post March 31, 2015, 16:50
by Salmo
xx
sugarsnap peas support

Started by NorfolkVeg on Grow Your Own

1 Replies
787 Views
Last post May 31, 2011, 20:54
by DD.
 

Page created in 0.272 seconds with 47 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks Social Login Mod
Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |