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    Quote Originally Posted by nickdub View Post

    ( It always amuses me to pick peas from over my head height for some reason )
    If I'd said that someone would have asked if they were dwarf peas..

    I've had a few Bijou mangetout from a pot in the GH, sowed end of 2018. Just enough to keep the tastebuds primed for summer.
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    I always sow peas direct into the raised beds, first lot are growing well, second sowing went in yesterday, I have problems some years with poor germination and I do not think it's mice, just poor seeds in my opinion. I just sow more than I really want and get a decent crop and always cover with mesh to start with, then netting once they are climbing. I also place a stick in the ground and tie an old cd/dvd disc on a length of string, the noise and flashing in the sunlight seems to keep the birds at a safe distance.
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    Is it Des O'Connor, burnie?
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    I've used the same one for a couple of years now and the labels faded, came free with a newspaper and no one liked it, so it got re cycled lol
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    Those are exactly the words that were in my head when I read that thread title...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gman View Post
    For me the problem is not a failure to germinate but that the plants get to about 15cm and then get decimated by the pigeons. I hate those pigeons.
    Try them with garden peas they go quite well with those
    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    In the past I've sown my snap peas direct but some didn't germinate and I was left with unwanted gaps. This year I wanted to get a head start so sometime in mid-March I planted them in 6" pots (6 to a pot) then put them in my mini g-house with its cover on and germination was great. When the posts with sheep-netting were erected 4 weeks ago in my raised bed I tipped them out of their pots, gently separated them then firmly planted then on both sides of the net and gave them a good feed and watering. A few days later they started to grow upright and so far seem ok. I've never chitted them but it's a good idea to test if the seeds are ok.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rary View Post
    Try them with garden peas they go quite well with those
    They look delicious. If I looked as tasty as that I would not go around eating everyone else’s peas.

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