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Digeroo

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pea question
« on: October 11, 2018, 15:34:52 »
Franchi packet says sow up to November has anyone tried them at this time of year

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pea question
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squeezyjohn

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Re: pea question
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2018, 17:08:20 »
With some hardier types, you can sow in autumn and give them a bit of protection to overwinter ... a bit like broad beans or sweet peas.  Apparently they will get going again when it warms up and give you an early crop ... I've never tried it though.

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Re: pea question
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 05:16:35 »
They are Mangetout also known as snow peas.  I have tried it with ordinary peas covered in bottle cloches.  They did ok.

I've also got some which have self seeded, just popped up unexpectedly.  I normally sow them in February.




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Re: pea question
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 11:59:14 »
I'm going to try putting some seeds in this weekend to hopefully give them a headstart for early Spring. I absolutely love fresh peas but I never get a decent crop with the plants getting mildew and frazzling by June.
Location: North East Spain - freezing cold winters, boiling hot summers with a bit of fog in between.

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Re: pea question
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 12:45:32 »
Winterkefe (winter mangetout) is a variety that is said to make it through winter.  Never been lucky myself, but also have self seeded small plants in the garden which I will transplant into the greenhouse.  :wave:

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Re: pea question
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2018, 15:13:23 »
I got a package cheap  so I don't mind experimenting.   I'm off on my summer holiday in January so they won't get watered.     So they will have to cope outside with just the bottle cloches.   I normally sow them in February,  so that there is a nice wall of peas to keep my courgettes out of the wind.