pea 'Sugar Snap'
- Standard £4.99
- Next / named day £6.99
- Click & collect FREE
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist but well drained
A multi-purpose pea which lets you choose how to eat it! Pick when it's flat and the peas haven't started swelling for super-sweet mangetout. Wait a while, till the pods just start to swell, and you'll have delicately-flavoured snow peas, tender enough to eat pod and all. Or leave to maturity and shell for plump, round and succulent peas. The curly tendrils, flowers and the tips of pea plants can also be eaten, and have a beautifully delicate flavour. Snip them off 8-10cm from the top and try them raw in salads or scattered into stir-fries.
- Growing Instructions: Make a broad flat-bottomed drill 5cm deep and 10cm wide. Water it, then place the peas in a staggered double row before backfilling with soil. The peas are tall-growing so support them as they grow with twiggy peasticks or canes and string. Protect from mice and slugs, and if growing during summer cover with horticultural fleece against pea moth.
- Sow: April-May
- Harvest: June-August
- Approximate quantity: 250 seeds.
If you just want to grow a few vegetables or have suffered losses with early sowings, buying plants is a great way to play catch-up. Buying plants also allows you to grow vegetables if you do not have the facilities to raise them from seed yourself or wheRead full article
To get the best crops you need to make sure that they grow evenly which means ensuring they do not go short of water. Water thoroughly once a week applying about 20 litres per square metre rather than watering lightly more often. Some vegetables such as bRead full article
There is more than one way to plant a pea.Anyway, so I was sowing my peas the other day, for it March and therefore time to get one of my favourite crops in the ground. I grow lots of different kinds: an early type – ‘Meteor’ this year, but it could jRead full article
The longer I go on growing my own veg, the more support I need.It was all so simple when I started. All I needed was a few little wigwams. You know the kind of thing; stick five bamboo canes in the ground in a rough circle, tie the tops together and youRead full article