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8 foot high Sugar Peas!!!


 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 2:14 pm    Post subject: 8 foot high Sugar Peas!!! Reply with quote

I don't think this is any record but I'm amazed at how high the mangetout (sugar pea) plants are growing this year.

They are now reaching 8 foot and rising!'



I'm getting a good crop off every day now, although it's the first time I have had to use steps to harvest!!



Maybe this is the normal height for peas??

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: mangetout for you Reply with quote

Wow! Digger Dan I love mangetout. How many do you expect to harvest?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that just one plant??? or.....did you sow a row of seeds. I was thinking about growing this next year!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peas are a plant of indeterminate habit, they keep on growing in height as long as conditions are suitable for them. They stop growing in height when they become exhausted from producing flowers and pods. If growing conditions are right and if you keep plucking the pods the plant will keep on growing in height. Day length has an influence on the growing season length for different varieties.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

by gum, we were happy when ours reached 3 foot - they're in a grow bag, though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to answer the couple of questions raised...

There is more than one plant here, I have about 12 in a 1.2m row. They were started off in the polyhut and transplanted out when ready.

I've been picking between 30-40 pods every second day (for the last 2 weeks), about 200 gram/pick. I'm not sure how long they'll keep producing like this but judging by the amount of flowers showing I'd say there is a couple of weeks left?

I should get over 2.0Kg of mangetout by the time the plants are 'burnt out', not bad for a €1.99 pack of seeds from Lidl!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that is a great result for mangetout peas and while it would not be as good if you allowed the pods to develop it is still a great yield and well done.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 3 plants in a raised bed and are now doing great, how long do I have to leave them before picking the pods? I dont want to leave them too long as I want to be able to have a good harvest.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: The last of the summer peas! Reply with quote

Just as a postscript the pea plants kept producing up to the first week in September! There is still one plant with a couple of pods!!




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