It’s time to start my Peas. I sowed these a few weeks ago in the greenhouse and they’ve grown beautifully. They are Green Arrow and should grow into sturdy bushes about 60cm (23 inches) high. I cut some pea sticks from a tree in the front garden for them to grow up.
I used to grow Peas in lengths of guttering which works fine for small areas. But I found that I increasingly wanted to grow more and more Peas and the lengths of guttering simply didn’t hold enough Peas for me.
So in the last few years I have started a few Peas off under cover (either a coldframe, under fleece or this year in the greenhouse) and then I have dug a wide trench and put the sprouted Peas at one end. I then sowed the rest of the trench with seed successionally over the next few weeks. This should result in a nice wide area for Peas that produce pods gradually from one end. That’s the theory anyway.
I planted these out yesterday and of course last night we had a fairly hard frost. The Peas were fine! They really are hardy little plant.