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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:06 am    Post subject: Best ways of growing peas in raised bed? Reply with quote

I'm growing peas again this year but due to crop rotation I cannot plant them in the same place in my raised bed. This was against a wall with pea netting. I'm aware of how high they get so I'll need to find something to support them in the raised bed. How are others doing this? I tried a couple of years ago with sticks in a wigwam formation but they didnt cling properly and ended up falling off it. Any ideas would be welcome,thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wigwam should be grand providing you give them some netting on it to cling to. Pea netting available in gardencentres, chicken wire available in hardware shops, or left over silage net wrap from a local farmer. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just been thinking about that too, I'll be going with the silage net- it never entered my mind before Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheapskate...... like myself Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are so many things that I want for the garden, I'd better use something free or my husband will kill me Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never tried peas what type is best for a beginner.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh i'd like to know too, i want to plant some shortly
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks a mill..I will try the wigwam effect with the pea netting around it. If I go to about 3 ft should that be high enough?

In terms of peas I have grown lots of varieties, some fruit more than others. This year I'm trying the organic varieties..Kelvedon Wonder is one I've tried before and needs very little looking after.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always use twiggy branches stuck in the soil each side of the row of peas. Hazel or Beech are good, but anything with lots of twigs will do. My favourite peas are Hurst Green Shaft and Alderman. The latter grows to about six feet though and needs good supports.
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