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Something ventured ,,,

Back in July we decided to try a late sowing of peas - very late I know but we had seed left and some space on the plot so we had nothing to lose if the sowing failed.

We sown on 29 July and by the 8 August the seeds had germinated.

The Peas grew well and it looked as though the experiment was going to pay off.

On 27 October they looked well.
The plants were flowering well and Pods were setting. It was as well that we didn't at this point chalk up a success as the pods just didn't swell.

On our last visit before Christmas   the pods were still flat and wizened looking.
Incredibly though the tatty plants were still producing flowers.

This time it was certainly a case of something ventured, nothing gained other than giving us something to think about for next year.

Does the plant need more warmth in order for the pods to swell or is there some other reason for the pods not swelling?

Would mangetouts be a success from a late sowing?

If summer had been warmer would the peas have grown as well initially?

The last sowing of peas from which we managed a harvest was 23 May. Has anyone managed a harvest from a later sowing?

Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments author S Garrett

Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments author by S Garrett

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Something ventured ,,,


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