Mangetout crop

After struggling to keep any of my mangetout plants going, I have finally got a crop out of them. In fact, I am amazed by the size of the pods, though they have perhaps been left to grow for too long. They are now in with the rice, so let’s hope they’re not too tough!



© Helen Butt, July 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to Mangetout crop

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:

  2. I’m glad it’s not just me who has struggled with them….I had 5 pants that did survive this year, but I forgot about them until I discovered their lovely (but totally overgrown) purple pods, they were such a nice colour I decided to leave them to dry out so I could use the peas for growing next year, only the (evil) little mice ate them just as they were ready to bring indoors to dry 😦 never mind. there’s always next year.

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