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Protecting Peas from Pea Moth

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If your peas are flowering, like mine are, then now is the time time to cover the plants with Enviromesh. Pea moths lay their eggs on the flowers of peas at this time of year and the resulting tiny, cream-coloured grub will burrow into your pea-pods ready for you to find later on in the season when you harvest your peas. Protecting the crop now will mean grub-free pea soup later. Unless you need the protein of course?

9 Responses to “Protecting Peas from Pea Moth”

  1. LisaBon 25 May 2008 at 1:40 pm

    What a beautiful close up of a pea flower. Mine aren’t as far on as yours. Just got to be patient :)

  2. easygardeneron 25 May 2008 at 6:18 pm

    I’ve not had trouble from the pea moth in the past (one of the few pests I haven’t had). Now I’m probably tempting fate.
    Pretty picture too, lovely green tinge.

  3. Westfaliaon 27 May 2008 at 10:47 am

    great picture. it looks beautiful. just post more of them!

    thanks. ;-)

  4. Westfaliaon 27 May 2008 at 1:57 pm

    great picture. it looks beautiful. just post more of them!

    thanks. ;-)

    it seems i have some problems with my computer. my comments won’t appear?

  5. Annaon 27 May 2008 at 2:25 pm

    oh no oh no oh no oh no! Our peas are podding and I didn’t know of this Pea Moth! Oh damn rubbish sod.

    Must hurry hurry to get them covered. Do you know, please, whether Enviromesh is available in B&Q or similar? Garden centre shut after 5pm. Is this a very specialist mesh that we have to order online? oh nuisance!!

  6. CityGardenon 28 May 2008 at 8:55 pm

    beautiful!

  7. Clareon 01 Jun 2008 at 8:28 pm

    ooohh all change…can’t find my way around!!

  8. earthwomanon 21 Jun 2008 at 8:51 am

    I wondered where all those little grubs came from. My crop seems to be riddled with them. Mind you after I’ve turned them into a curry with my spuds and spinach I don’t notice them at all.

  9. Dianeon 14 May 2009 at 8:05 am

    I was always intrigued by the little tiny caterpillas you get in peas when I was a kid. I was never allowed to keep them as pets though.
    It’s been so windy the last couple of days I’m hoping all the pests have been blown away!