Peas gone hard

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teflon

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Peas gone hard
« on: July 15, 2009, 21:35 »
I've been getting plenty of good peas from about 10 plants over the last month or so.Didnt visit the plot for about a week to pick any(although it was all well watered).Picked some 2 days later&they were quite hard &starchy,not sweet&tender as the previous ones were. Also there were a few maggots.
  Have they been left too long on the plant,&should i strip all the fat pods and discard them & keep an eye on the young pods (not let them get too big)?
  Cheers
Tel.

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Re: Peas gone hard
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2009, 21:46 »
Youve answered your own question there teflon

Theyve been on the plant too long. Look for every single 'gone over' pod, but you might have stopped the plants production, as it may think its done its job and made ready seeds
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Re: Peas gone hard
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2009, 21:47 »
Peas need harvesting every other day - minimum!
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 gone hard
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2009, 21:54 »
Peas need harvesting every other day - minimum!

I love this time of year  :nowink:

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Re: Peas gone hard
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2009, 21:55 »
I go down twice a day just to talk to mine.

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Re: Peas gone hard
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 21:57 »
I go down twice a day just to talk to mine.

You mean singing really  :tongue2: :tongue2:

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Re: Peas gone hard
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 18:13 »
Thanks i hope im not too late :(



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