After several years of procrastination, this year i finally made a bed for sweet peas. Was it worth the work? Absolutely!
|This may be the only large cutting i get, but there should be enough over the next couple of weeks for a few small bowlfuls.|
The "old wife's tale" in these parts is that one should plant peas on George Washington's birthday. I took that to mean the "real" one and not the second Monday in February. Using the various warm days in January and early February, I had the bed ready - the sunniest part of the cutting bed and where i could see the progress from my desk.
|My support system worked (well, marginally). It needs to go higher and i need to be more pro-active with the twining.|
I've watched, watered and weeded for three months now and have finally been well rewarded. Will definitely try this again ... with more support and in a more sunny place. It's not Floret Farm, but they smell as good as they look!