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    Default Growing peas - daft idea!

    Bear with me!!

    Peas come in all sorts - 1st early, 2nd early and maincrop. They also come in various heights from dwarf to 10' +
    Some need supports - netting etc, others are self supporting but like twiggy things to hang on to.

    My daft idea is.............to multi sow a mixture of peas into each module - a dwarf, medium height and tall pea and plant them out together. The dwarf ones should crop first, then the medium ones and later the tall ones.
    They'd all use the same supports, or each other to grow and it would maximise space. No need for lots of pea sticks - all in together.

    I imagine a bit of a tangle but pruning out the dwarf ones as they finish should help,

    What do you think? Would it work?
    What about beans???
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    Nuts

    But let us know how it goes
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    Don't think it would work with Nuts, SP!
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    It should work. I sow 5 peas per 9cm square pot and plant them out - about 10 pots to the metre. I don't see any reason at all why you shouldn't sow a mixture of seeds in each pot, although you would probably need a lot more than 10 pots at a time if you did it this way as there would be fewer peas ready per metre at any one time.
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    Beans might need more space but I'm no bean root system expert
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    I'd sow tall ones and after a couple of weeks the mid-height ones and then later still the small ones - otherwise I think the tall ones may strangle the shorter ones, before the littlies have had a chance to do anything?
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    Some people just luv a challenge.............................

    And I have no idea if it will work so as you would say VC only one way to find out good luck!!!!
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    VC do a small trial in a test bed then you're happy with the result sow more next time.
    If it works we'll join in next time, maybe
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