pea 'Early Onward'

pea

20% off selected vegetable seeds
approx 350 seeds £1.79 £1.43 Buy
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Peas-You can eat from the same pea plant all season: tender peashoots in spring, flattened pods as mangetouts shortly after, big fat peas to finish with a few to dry for winter.

Sally Nex - Garden Writer

All seeds delivered for £1

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well drained

    A highly popular pea ideal for starting early in the season, this is among the first pea varieties to mature, bringing the harvest forward by weeks. The high yield of blunt-nosed pods tightly-packed with well-flavoured peas is borne on compact plants at about 60cm high, so you barely need to support them: they're ideal for growing in containers. The flowers are edible too and look pretty sprinkled over salads.

  • Growing Instructions:Make a broad flat-bottomed drill 5cm deep and 10cm wide and place the peas in a double row, Protect from mice and slugs. If growing in containers, sow about 10 seeds to a 35cm pot. If support is needed, poke short twiggy peasticks in among the plants as they grow. Guttering is an ideal container for early sowings: make drainage holes, then fill with compost and sow in rows. Plant outside by sliding the complete row into the ground without disturbing the roots.

  • Sow: March-May

  • Harvest: June-August

  • Approximate quantity: 350 seeds.

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