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How late can I plant peas?

Post  siri on Fri May 16, 2008 10:44 am

I'm in the central highlands district in Victoria. How late can I put in peas? Probably greenfeast. I love peas - raw, cooked, eaten frozen from the fridge like iced lollies - LOL.
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Post  Lomatia on Fri May 16, 2008 12:41 pm

Greenfeast July to December in Southern Victoria. William Massey/Melbourne Market can go in now (May-August) if you can get the seeds. New Gippsland Seed Farm probably have them.

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Post  siri on Fri May 16, 2008 1:02 pm

I might put in some william Massey if I can source some, this week and some greenfeast in a few weeks time.
Thanks for that.
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Post  Blossom on Sun May 18, 2008 12:22 pm

I'm growing Onward peas, they come in a bit earlier than Greenfeast or others, so I stagger the planting over three months, that gives us enough to freeze - we just finished the last lot out of the freezer and the first crop is starting to reach upwards! They were planted last month, another lot going in in a couple more weeks. Love to pick them and eat them before they get to the house! Interestingly, Peter Cundall hasn't put any in that I could see this weekend.

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Post  The Estate on Sun May 18, 2008 2:30 pm

I picked my first pods today, all water logged and where green inside, the outer shell was almost see thru, of the casing I mean Twisted Evil too wet and too cold maybe Suspect

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Post  Blossom on Thu May 29, 2008 8:07 am

Here's a picture of the first planting - late April. They are just starting to flower up, a signal to put in more to stagger the crop in Spring. Ignore the bloody dead nettle. I'll be putting in more Onward then the third planting will be Massey.


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Post  The Estate on Thu May 29, 2008 10:44 am

Looking good Blossy sunny

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Post  Blossom on Thu May 29, 2008 10:50 am

Gotta weed them though. That bloody dead nettle is a pain. We're off to Hobart Saturday for a week so that won;t get done too soon.

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Post  The Estate on Thu May 29, 2008 10:54 am

bigger weeds are easier to pull out cheers

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Post  siri on Thu May 29, 2008 12:20 pm

I agree Thee. There is nothing more annoying than heaps and heaps of tiny weeds coming up. Sometimes i just plonk pads of straw on them to smother them. There will be a lot of that happening this year.
My peas, planted about 2 weeks ago, haven't shown through yet. Is that normal?

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Post  Blossom on Thu May 29, 2008 12:36 pm

planted at a depth of about 25 mm they should emerge after about 10 - 14 days. Trick is to plant into damp soil and not water them (unless it rain). They shouldn't be far away. Smile

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Post  siri on Thu May 29, 2008 2:11 pm

Sounds OK then. I watered them in lightly, and left them too it. We have had rain in that time, but not enough to rot them. I'll cross my fingers for this weekend. Have too much to do to be bothered worrying about a few pea seeds. if they don't come up I'll bung a few more in. There weren't new seeds, so maybe a bit too old to germinate.
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Post  Raymondo on Thu May 29, 2008 4:11 pm

Slugs are my problem with peas, especially with old seed as they're so slow growing.

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Post  robbin on Thu May 29, 2008 5:24 pm

Helps to soak the seed overnight, pouring hot water over them.

Bill made some smoke water for native seeds, and I want to try that on some older seed.

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Post  Betty on Fri May 30, 2008 1:54 pm

Jan, my peas and broad beans are taking forever to come up but when I dug around in a couple of spots looking for the broad beans, they are on the way. Still..... tempted to fill the gaps in the peas. I hate having gaps. LOL.

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Post  The Estate on Sat May 31, 2008 4:02 am

me too I like to be symmetrical Suspect thing that is the correct work, a big one for Thee affraid

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