Pea Supports?

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adri

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Pea Supports?
« on: May 15, 2019, 22:36 »
Hi.

I'm growing Oregon Sugarpod and I'm looking for some pea supports that don't involve plastic netting.  I think the netting is quite often used for peas but we're trying to cut down on plastic.

Any suggestions?  I thought maybe canes and then interweave with twine a la cat's cradle.

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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 22:42 »
Hi. Im very interested in the answers to this too. I have done the string thing before and it is ok but takes a long time and its hard to keep the tension in the string as the canes will pull and move. My next door allotment is using an old football net for runner beans so wonder if there are other good recycling possibilities?! Maybe we all need to learn macrame or crochet skills?

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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2019, 07:48 »
Hi Adri. You got me thinking and looking! Quite a lot of places sell jute netting which can go on the compost heap once its been used. Thanks for asking this question as I will now get some jute in time for my beans to go out

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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2019, 08:03 »
we use steel netting old sheep netting that a farmer friend of ours was going to take to the scrap yard and  chicken wire that was also being put in a skip


and being steel it last's  for years don't need to recycle it just roll it up tidy and its ready for the following year perfect for our pea crops

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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2019, 12:08 »
This year we've also made ours with sheep netting instead of plastic clematis netting and used some tall iron rods firmly fixed into the soil as a support frame. The thing with sheep netting is that the holes in the lower part are smaller than the upper part so it gives the newly-planted peas something to attach to before they start climbing, and it makes picking pods a lot easier.
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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2019, 12:19 »
DD's pea support advice
https://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=50902.msg602767#msg602767

Just make sure your supports are tall and strong enough for the variety you are growing ;)
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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2019, 18:18 »
I'm using the large wiggly twigs from pruning the apple trees.  There was enough fairly straight ones to make the Christmas wreath foundation for next year.

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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2019, 19:59 »
I use the pruning from my raspberry canes. These are also handy for laying on the soil to keep the cats off. When they're finished with, they go in the garden waste recycling.
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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 11:42 »
I use fallen sticks collected nearby.  For anyone wondering where the actual peas are, the wood pigeons have been busy this week whilst I've been away! 
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Re: Pea Supports?
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 12:03 »
I just use 4ft canes in a row placed as a upside down V, spaced at about 6 inches between each one, my rows are 20ft long.
Bit like the piccy below...
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