pea prep

We plan on bumper crops of tasty crunchy peas this summer.  Peas to eat fresh right off the plant – to snack on while we work.  Peas, peas, peas!: delicious green-tasting, life-affirming, easy-to-grow peas!

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The planter at the front side of the shed was built especially for an annual pea crop, in a raised wooden planter that can easily be topped up with rich garden compost and manure, to stop the soil becoming depleted.  

We hung a nice piece of pea netting along the front of the shed to provide support.  The netting is held on by hooks, so easy to remove when we want to.  The netting is down close to the level of the soil, to make it easy for tender seedling tendrils to grab hold and get growing upwards.   

A second, shorter support may be needed at the front of the raised bed to stop plants from leaning forward and cascading down the steps rather than clinging onto the netting.   But luckily we have plenty of netting (all of it rescued from local rubbish bins!). 

I checked my packet of pea seeds and they can be planted in March, so the next time we go up to the allotment I’m going to plant the first of a series of succession pea plantings.  Yum!

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A tumbleweed from Canada who's been living in London for twenty or so years.
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