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    I have a friend who is a chef and he has asked me to grow mange tout, but to be honest I don' tknow anything about it. Any info would be great! :-)
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    Never hertil of it before but it sounds fancy

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    If you can grow peas, you can grow mange tout.

    Seed readily available in the 'pea' section (Wilko, say), sow in march/april - plants will need some support so let them climb up some netting, then they will flower and form pods, and you pick the pods when they are flat and the peas have not started to swell.
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    dead easy, grew mine in large pots last year with short canes for support, very quick to grow and very tasty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by my-veg-patch-rules View Post
    I have a friend who is a chef and he has asked me to grow mange 2, but to be honest I don' tknow anything about it. Any info would be great! :-)
    The Oregon Sugar Pod is the commonly grown mangetout variety but you'll probably find them in Wilko or even B&Q brand seeds. See link below.

    Pea : Mangetout : Oregon Sugar Pod

    Norli is another variety but I don't see them around much.
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    And you can also get mange tout beans.

    If your chum wants the mange tout on a large scale, you'll use a lot of your lottie to keep him supplied.
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    i tried last year but didnt have any sucses but who dares wins and all that i am having another try this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by snake the squadie View Post
    i tried last year but didnt have any sucses but who dares wins and all that i am having another try this year
    Don't worry, you're not alone. My mangetout harvest was pathetic last year, starting from being nibbled badly by slugs as seedlings. It was partly my fault that I put too many plants per cane and didn't support them properly (using kitchen ties - now how sloppy is that!). Otherwise they're relatively easy to grow as I've had better years before. This time I may use chicken wire for the mangetout to climb up, this way I don't have to stress myself out wondering how many mangetout I should allow per cane. Somebody I know grows peas this way and looks very effective with ease of picking too.
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