Time to get the net out

The mangetout I sowed indoors and then planted out after the ones sown in situ had started poking through the top of the milk cartons put over them as a cloche. So, even though the nights are still cool, feeling that they had probably acclimatised to being outdoors by now, off came the cartons yesterday.


On the whole, I’ve found that peas generally don’t get eaten if sown later in the summer, but at this time of year, they are too much of a temptation for the pigeons.

Fortunately, I had a large piece of net to hand – and the bonus is that it stretched over some of the strawberries as well. These are showing fruit, so all being well it won’t be long before some harvesting can begin.

So, the peas will add nitrogen to the soil in the forest garden and help me get more strawberries in another way, too!

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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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2 Responses to Time to get the net out

  1. Awesome update thank you for sharing have a blessed day Helen

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