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peas please
« on: January 22, 2020, 17:40 »
what variety of peas are you growing this year I'm growing Jaguar alderman kelvedon wonder and carouby de mausanne looked at growing hurst greenshaft?

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I start my peas of in pots do you do the same or do you direct sow or saw in roof guttering?

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Re: peas please
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 19:00 »
In pots, if I sow direct the rodents have a feast!

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2020, 21:29 »
I've got Greenshaft, Alderman, Roi des Conserves (a marrowfat) and Super Sugarsnap peas. If there's any room left I'll also grow some Carruthers Purple Podded, as the seed are getting a bit old now and I would like to keep this heritage variety going.
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Re: peas please
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2020, 21:29 »
Direct. When you're growing 30'+ rows - there's no other way!
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: peas please
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2020, 21:31 »
Direct. When you're growing 30'+ rows - there's no other way!

 DD, I just knew you'd be along in a minute...  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2020, 21:37 »
Direct. When you're growing 30'+ rows - there's no other way!

 DD, I just knew you'd be along in a minute...  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Like a bad penny......

You couldn't start this lot off in pots, well I suppose you could, but.....
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2020, 21:39 »
Direct. When you're growing 30'+ rows - there's no other way!

 DD, I just knew you'd be along in a minute...  :lol: :lol: :lol:

Like a bad penny......

You couldn't start this lot off in pots, well I suppose you could, but.....

Do you cover those with nets? Do the birds not have a pop at them?

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Re: peas please
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2020, 06:18 »

Do you cover those with nets? Do the birds not have a pop at them?

Whilst germinating, all are covered with debris netting laid flat on the ground to help keep the rodents off.  Then they are covered with any old netting to keep the birds away until about 1' high. They renetted once the pods begin to swell and the pigeons start to get interested again.

Current problem is badgers once they are about ready for harvesting and that's going to take amore sturdy approach!

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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2020, 09:13 »
now I have to admit your pea crops really look the business DD and growing peas to your standard I wish also there are some varieties I haven't even heard of that your growing MUM and rodents are also a problem mainly pigeons and without netting it would be a waist of time planting or sowing peas


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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 12:40 »
I tried growing peas but much prefer sugar snaps as you can not only harvest the sweet pods but find some you missed which have little peas that still have that lovely sweetness.
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