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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #105 on: June 10, 2012, 18:28 »
All the rain is bringing those babies along nicely  :D

yes I noticed today that I've got some sugarsnaps ready to eat  :D
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« Reply #106 on: June 10, 2012, 19:21 »
Mine are only a day or two behind  :D
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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #107 on: June 12, 2012, 10:55 »
glad i put some protection round the pea plants with all the high winds and heavy rain and floods we having down here at moment  :( but pods are really big and fat now flowers have slowed down ,
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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #108 on: June 28, 2012, 08:56 »
hi DD my peas have come to a halt now so leaving them to swell as much as possible and dry what would you say is best way to save them ,

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #109 on: June 28, 2012, 14:41 »
hi DD my peas have come to a halt now so leaving them to swell as much as possible and dry what would you say is best way to save them ,

I think DD. is on holiday. Perhaps someone else knows the answer to this?

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #110 on: June 28, 2012, 15:59 »
This might help
http://daughterofthesoil.blogspot.co.uk/2007/06/saving-peas-for-seed.html

I just leave them on the plant as long as I can to dry them. Last year when it started to turn damp I hung them up in the shed in a piece of netting until they were crispy. Then shelled them.
I stored them in an open jar til the spring  :)

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #111 on: June 30, 2012, 17:04 »
Thanks mumstig found it very informative as i have never saved any seed before and my fathers journal has no mention about how he did it .

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #112 on: August 11, 2012, 21:51 »
And the final result..................

997 peas from the one pea!
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 #113 on: August 11, 2012, 22:39 »
Make that 998.

Mrs Digger's just trod on another!

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #114 on: August 11, 2012, 22:57 »
We'll have to get Ice to pull her legs off  ;)
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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #115 on: August 12, 2012, 00:57 »
Not until she's done a full circuit of the lounge where I was shelling them and found two more to make it 1,000!

I just can't believe how productive this one plant was, given it's own space. I can't say exactly how many pods there were and not all the buds made it into pods, but I'm sure more would have if they were picked for eating rather than left on the plant for seed saving.

At  rough guess, 150 pods made it to full maturity from this single pea. As I said, I'm sure this would have been more if picked young.

It's definitely a mangetout variety.

A simple  sum says that in two seasons, given the same growing conditions, this one pea would become one million!  :ohmy:

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #116 on: August 12, 2012, 03:22 »
Wow that is fantastic. Looks like the Kent Blue Pea will survive for the future thanks to you and Allotment Bill  :D.

ps when you get to your millionth pea any chance you could spare 1 or 2 please  :D
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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #117 on: August 12, 2012, 06:46 »
Amazing.....

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #118 on: August 12, 2012, 07:21 »
Your pet pea done good  :D  

I'm letting all my golden and Bijou mangetout go to seed now, but I don't think I'll beat you on seed count, even though I have several plants of each  ;)  :lol:

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Re: kent blue pea
« Reply #119 on: August 12, 2012, 08:59 »
Now that it's daylight, I've found some more peas on the carpet. Count is 1002!.

Good job I got there before Mrs Digger & the Dyson.  :lol:



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