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aussiedigger

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Early Onward Peas - how tall will they grow?
« on: March 30, 2009, 21:27:54 »
I am planning to sow my Early Onward peas this weekend, but can't find anything definitive about how high they grow.  Most of the seed suppliers say 2ft, but a thread last year had some at 4 feet tall.   ???

I've never grown them before so would appreciate some advice on how high to make the supports - probably canes with pea netting / string as I don't have any twiggy sticks on hand.  Any other advice would also be welcome.

Thanks!   :)

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Re: Early Onward Peas - how tall will they grow?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 21:35:48 »
Mine tend towards the taller end about 3.5 feet and are very productive.  Enjoy ;D ;D
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Re: Early Onward Peas - how tall will they grow?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 05:45:02 »
I use pig wire (the wire fencing used to enclose fields), its about 4ft tall and the onwards peas I grew last year just managed to grow about 6 inches over the top. the height of the peas depends on the condition of the soil ie :- moisture content retention

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Re: Early Onward Peas - how tall will they grow?
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2009, 07:59:15 »
As powerspade says moisture (at the roots) seems to be the deciding factor with most peas... I grow tall heritage ones and some years they top out at 5' others at 8'+  :-\

aussiedigger

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Re: Early Onward Peas - how tall will they grow?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 17:06:22 »
Thanks for your advice - much appreciated :)

I have heavy soil which retains moisture very well, so will aim for about 4ft high.

Fingers crossed ... I am definitely on my L plates with peas!


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Re: Early Onward Peas - how tall will they grow?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2009, 17:06:22 »