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    Agree, this is a weird year so far. Feltham First peas laden with pods, picked the first "tester" yesterday - yum. Also, Broad Beans provided two good meals so far. Runner beans - on the other hand - poor germination and little growth on those that have.

    A combination of general weather and local conditions, i reckon. These are all tall crops and shelter from the wind must be important. The wind has been blowing from the east a lot this year, a cold direction earlier in the year.
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    Well- I'm certainly most pead off

    Flipping voles have noshed their way through 6 rows of young peas...hmmmmmph.
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    The last of my peas are now outside hardening off, sweet peas on the other hand,deader than dead things!

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    Now you make me feel better Carol- my sweet peas are in tubs and are nearly 3 feet high!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    Now you make me feel better Carol- my sweet peas are in tubs and are nearly 3 feet high!
    Ach!.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos View Post
    Well- I'm certainly most pead off

    Flipping voles have noshed their way through 6 rows of young peas...hmmmmmph.
    Voles Nicos? Not mice?? Ooo I do hope it's voles that are trashing my beds too, I'd feel much less cross than I do with the mice somehow...

    I planted some Golden Sweet yellow mangetout in my polytunnel and they've done fab, giants with masses of beautiful pink flowers and pale yellow peas. They escaped the mice, unlike the sweetcorn.. But all my outdoor peas are struggling, and only 2 of the Golden Sweet have even bothered to appear! My French beans are barely moving, if they bother to come up at all, and my runners - which I thought were idiot proof and should be able to withstand even my clumsy attentions - had an appalling germination rate even though they're some of the few things I bothered to start off in pots!

    However... I'm still loving grubbing about in the soil, enjoying the birdsong (and wondering where the grasshoppers and crickets are...), and am now thinking about winter crops!! Lol - gyo has a lot to answer for . I figure if I can't get much over the summer, at least I can start planning my winter veg and just maybe we'll have something to eat with Christmas dinner!
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    Have to say my peas are doing exactly the same along with a lot of other stuff, even the stuff in the greenhouse apart from courgettes and 4 toms appear to be struggling....when i wander round the garden looking at the plants you can almost hear them say 'What you looking at...oooooohhhh so you think i'm gonna grow do ya....well we'll see about that mister' with two tendrils sticking up at me

    Sooooo frustrating
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    My (twice sown) peas are also sulking along. Spinach doesn't seem to want to grow and even the radish aren't in the mood. I was just about to resow the parsnips when they belated decided to germinate.

    Purple sprouting brocolli has become yellow flowering brocolli...

    On the plus side, things are looking OK in the greenhouse.

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