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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Notes on growing Peas.

11 December 2009 17:37:43
Summer time return fast.

Summer time return fast.

When gathering peas here for dinner we always make sure that they are plucked off.The pod is taken in my hand and i break it from the vine with my thumb and first finger.Never will i pull  them off with an upward chuck,because the vine will be pulled loose from the support very easy.

Hope all goes to plan in the vegetable garden tomorrow along with cutting the grass.Heading off to an evening dinner at 6.30 with the card group and hope to get back to spend a while in the seed room later.

Enjoy the party everyone from the garden club tomorrow.


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Jack17 Jack17 11 December 2009 18:37:27

Hello John, I like those peas of yours. They look so healthy and plump. There's no beating your own peas or indeed any vegetable grown in the garden. It has been many years since I grew my own but all you good gardeners out there are most encouraging and I'm just a tiny bit envious of your success. Like you I'm wishing my life away and looking forward to next Spring and Summer even though I have had seventy six of them to date. Keep up the good work and let us know your favourite Pea variety.


Jacinta Jacinta 11 December 2009 19:05:43

Enjoy the card game, John.


Rachel Rachel 11 December 2009 20:55:26

Thanks, John, we'll be thinking of you on Sunday.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 11 December 2009 23:12:17

my grass is still way to wet to cut. good advise on the peas I hope to try them next year although I bet they wont make it to the table, but they will reach my belly. We used to eat my nan's off the fence.


Clara Clara 12 December 2009 08:09:31

Enjoy your dinner and card game if you are playing, what game do you play ?????


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 December 2009 21:05:07

Thank you all.

Ciara we play sometimes 15 but mostly 25 games..From a group of 7 on the final game we played for a €15 turkey.I came out lucky by winning it.Maybe the turkey liked the organic food and came in the right direction.

Jack,you have a lot of knowledge about gardening.About 2 weeks back i had a chat with a man just over 90 years of age and loved to chat to me about organic growing.Lastly he mentioned as i moved off,my young man i am still learning even at my age.Today had a touch of Spring in the air.The peas i plan for the new year will be from Onward,Kelvedon Wonder,and The Sutton peas.I hope to use up some of each.Thanks.


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