I don't know who it was here that recommended it, but I sowed a few
drills of peas (Douce Provence) in open ground on my allotment 2 weeks
ago and already there is very high germination rate with loads and loads
of stout little shoots showing. I am well pleased with the advice and
am well looking forward to early picking next year.
Anyone else do over-winter peas?
Probably not as the winters these days are rather mild. However, I suspect a
better crop will result if they are covered. As said, I got a really heavy
crop under cover. Note that pea sticks need to be in as soon as the crops
show, otherwise they will trail across the ground with a reduced crop as a
I've been thinking of trying some in hanging baskets. I don't have a
lot of room (and I don't trust my dog.)
As long as they get enough water, do you see any problems?
Suspect it wouldn't work as you would be constantly watering. Drying out
would be a real problem as peas like a lot of water. And to get a worthwhile
crop you would need a lot of baskets. But; try it and see. I've learned a
lot by just trying things out. I grew potatoes in a dustbin that I'd cut
holes in just like a strawberry planter to see if it worked - it did.
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