Blog, Peas, Seeds

How To Save Pea Seeds

Peas are almost entirely self pollinating, only very occasionally crossing with other plants. Set aside a section of row that is entirely for seed production, and make sure you sow at a time that will avoid pea moth To avoid physical mixing up of the seeds, separate different varieties of pea with another crop. Check the row from time to time as the peas grow, and pull up any plants that are weak or not true to type.

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Asparagus, Beans, Blog, Broad Beans, Cabbage, Carrots, Garlic, Leeks, Onions, Pak Choi, Peas, Spinach

Vegetables To Plant In Winter

Some people talk about ‘resting’ the soil over winter, however the soil doesn’t rest in nature. It is a living community and although growing slows down, it still happens. You don’t have to abandon your garden in winter, there are plenty of vegetables to grow that will let you to extend the season and close the hungry gap a bit.


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7 July, Onions, Peas, This Week In The Garden

The Second Week In July 2014

TomatoesThis week has been about cutting back and picking things.  One of the (many) mistakes I have made this year is not picking things soon enough.  Lots of cabbage and broccoli has gone to seed because I waited to long.  I’ve still used some of it, but much of it I have been too late for.  I’m going to wait until I’ve read my new book about perennial vegetables until I put anything else in it’s place.

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6 June, Beans, Blog, Cabbage, Companion Planting, Fruit & Veg, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Permaculture, Rocket, Spinach, Spring Onions, This Week In The Garden

The First Week In June

It’s quite a labour intensive time of the season just now, with everything growing so quickly.  It’s wonderful to see everything thriving and blooming.

This week I’ve planted more cucumbers out in the greenhouse and some outdoor beefsteak tomatoes in pots.  I’ve put parsnips in and also some Mexican spinach. Learn more