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.
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!