Advice from the Pea God please

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Advice from the Pea God please
« on: March 01, 2012, 13:48 »
Hi DD
Just been mooching about in a garden centre and noticed that you can buy peas suitable for making mushy peas with - can't recall the variety name.  I'm quite tempted to try these but only have a smallish space.  What tips can  you give me please?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2012, 14:06 »

I found that mange toot peas left to full ripeness make good mushy peas, but it takes a lot of peas to produce a good portion to go with your fish and chips.   If area is at a premium,  I'd leave it up to the canners.    :blush:   Cheers,     Tony.
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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 16:08 »
To be honest, I've no idea what variety they are, but you could do no worse than buy a pack of "Bigga" dried peas from the supermarket & sow those.

They have to be peas suitable for mushing, and probably a lot cheaper!
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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2012, 16:51 »
Thanks for the replies...have I found a topic on peas that DD hasn't yet explored?!!!  ;)

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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2012, 16:58 »
Only because I'd sooner have them fresh.

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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2012, 17:05 »
isnt it the purple podded ones that are used for muchy peas? - im thinking about sending for some seed! oooh i do love peas :lol:

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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 19:06 »
The seeds merchants seem to be stocking this marrowfat pea, if you don't fancy sowing the dried peas from the supermarket.
http://www.dtbrownseeds.co.uk/seeds-plants-gardening/19858/pea-mushy-maro
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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 19:10 »
A packet of "Bigga" peas is only 49p from Tesc-oh.

I feel an experiment coming on!

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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 19:49 »
Oh no, not more peas  :lol:
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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 19:55 »
theres nothing wrong with peas, the more the merrier!

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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 20:39 »

I found that mange toot peas left to full ripeness make good mushy peas, but it takes a lot of peas to produce a good portion to go with your fish and chips.   If area is at a premium,  I'd leave it up to the canners.    :blush:   Cheers,     Tony.
I do agree and you get two harvests from one lot of plants,we picked as much mange tout as we needed and then left plants to produce peas. :)

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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 20:43 »
A packet of "Bigga" peas is only 49p from Tesc-oh.

I feel an experiment coming on!


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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 20:43 »
Guess what I've spent 49p on?  :tongue2:

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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 20:46 »
DD have you tried to grow peas from supermarket peas?

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Re: Advice from the Pea God please
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 20:48 »
Have you actually followed this thread?  :lol:



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