Disappointed with the peas

‘Prolific’ is in the eye of the beholder, no doubt. However, by no definition would the pea crop this year be described as such.

Last of the peas – picked today

I managed three pickings, which makes me wish I’d stuck with mange-tout. They were quick to turn to peas and kept flowering for what seemed like months.

Anyway, the pea plants have been removed from their bed to make way for the butternut squash as they spread – hopefully, not more wishful thinking! And the front garden has also provided an amount of biomass after a foray out there this afternoon to cut down poppies and other flowers which have finished.

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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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16 Responses to Disappointed with the peas

  1. yes I think mange tout peas are a safer bet – but glad you got some

  2. Sharon says:

    Try hurst greenshaft peas. They are properly prolific

  3. La Fin de l’ hiver a ete froid, ca n’aide pas !

  4. jeffpermie says:

    How are your chickpeas coming on?
    I’m sure you can still sow more peas (variety dependant) now which will produce till Autumn, don’t forget hardy round seeded pea varieties can be sown in September for overwintering, these will give immediate crop once spring kicks in 🙂

  5. Sorry you had such a meager crop. I can certainly relate.

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