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    Default Where do peas come from?

    Obviously not pea seeds.
    I have made numerous sowings over May but none have appeared.
    New seeds and protected against mice.
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    Well, you have a mammy pea and a daddy pea who love each other very much....




    Or probably just the mammy pea who has figured out how to do away with the daddy pea.

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    Give them time probably too cold at night yet for them to sprout, I sowed mine at the end of April and they are just starting to show, if you are unsure of them put a sheet of kitchen roll onto a saucer and dampen it then add some peas, personally I fold the damp paper over the top of them then leave it where it won't dry out, i.e.,inside away from direct heat or sunlight, the following day check to see if they have or are starting to sprout, recognisable by a prominent raised or protruding white bit on the pea, then plant as required
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    I always chit my peas as Rary describes before sowing - if nothing-else it cuts down on losses because the peas are at their most vulnerable when first sown - in my case I often sow old seed so it also allows me to check whether the seed will still germinate or not.

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    I have my usual sown in the tunnel then planted out Peas. That are out and doing well. Also I've direct sown peas for the first time ever this year. They're starting to come up. No help to you at all, just thought I'd share
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    I chitted my peas then sown them in guttering I lost one gutter because I over watered
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    One tip if you sow in gutters is to put some string in along the bottom of the gutter first - then when the plants are ready to go out its easy to pull the whole length in to its trench in one movement.

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    Nick I dig a trench then tip the whole lot sideways into it, that way seems to work better for me.
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