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kent blue pea
« on: January 09, 2012, 15:52 »
hi would anyone have any of these rare old seed they may let me have
been trying to sorce them but unable to do so
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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2012, 23:32 »

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2012, 07:13 »
That looks like the one GA.

However, despite what they say, it is NOT in this year's HSL catalogue.
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: kent blue pea
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012, 08:04 »
yes that is the one im looking for :) but having lost my job cant afford to join them to get those seeds :( , but thank you for your help in finding them

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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2012, 08:07 »
There would be no point, Bill, as despite what it says on the web, they are not in the catalogue.  If they were I could have made them one of my selections for this year and passed them on.

I'm struggling to make a choice this year, I was disappointed with most of last year's tomatoes and I really don't want any more peas! 

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2012, 08:29 »
I'd never heard of them before, even though I'm from Kent!  ;)  But if any of us do come across them, it will be someone like DD who is already in the heritage seeds scheme.

Hope you find some!

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2012, 14:35 »
Out of interest - although you probably may not be - I've been in touch with HSL regarding the confusing website entries & had this reply:


Thank you for getting back to me regarding the listing on the website. As the website content is not dealt with by HSL directly we were not aware of the "Want to grow Pea 'Kent Blue' in your own garden? Then why not become a member of the Heritage Seed Library and choose this variety from the annual catalogue." 

It appears that this comment is present on the links from all of the varieties listed, and I would like to apologise for this. I can quite see how this could cause confusion.

I have forwarded your email to our webmaster, and suggested that the comments regarding availability should be removed.

Best wishes,


Rachel Crow
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Heritage Seed Library

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2012, 21:08 »
Someone on an alternative site is offering them, google it, best used as a mangetout

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2012, 21:16 »
I've seen people asking for them, and one offering them, but none recently.

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2012, 10:41 »
RESULT!!!!!!

HSL have sent me some seed of Kent Blue as thanks for pointing out the misleading info on the site.

Bill - as I'm stacked out with pea seed and it's you that wanted them - would you like them?

There's only 10 - but with care, next year you'll have loads!

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2012, 10:54 »
OH yes please that would be great its one my father used to grow many a year ago now
and would so love to get them back  ::) ::)

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2012, 10:56 »
PM me your name and address and they'll be on their way! (I may just keep one out of interest if that's OK!)

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2012, 11:20 »
<<Address removed>>

and would like to thank you and everyone for the help on this topic
« Last Edit: January 12, 2012, 11:21 by DD. »

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2012, 11:36 »
Please let us all know how you get on with them and even some photos Bill (no pressure then  :lol:).
Staffies are softer than you think.

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2012, 08:33 »
Bill so new to the site lucky you getting something you want. What a nice bunch of people we have here.  :D
Thanks
Kris



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