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So simple to grow, with such a huge crop.
Member Name: KatieNeish
Advantages: Easy to grow, good for adding nutrients to the soil, don't take up too much space.
Disadvantages: Cannot fault them.
Pea plants come in so many different varieties, and are so easy to grow from seed. With many other plants its easiest to start them off inside and then plant them out. In March time fill a 9cm pot with soil and plant two seeds per pot about 1.5cm deep. As soon as they are about 10cm high (mid April time) plant the outise at the base of canes. I normally make wig wams out of about 7-8, 2m high canes. They will need tying onto the canes, but will be able to latch onto each other for extra support. Pea pods should be ready for harvest from July onwards. Continuous cropping will encourage more pea pods to develop. Nitrogen fixing bacteria on the roots of pea plants really help to improve the soil, and so are perfect for planting int borders that are bit low on nutrients. They can also be planted in large pots.
HINT: to avoid those pesky snails, scatter a mixture of slug pellets and chicken grit in a large circle all around your wig wam!
Summary: There's nothing better than eating a home grown raw pea straight off the plant!
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