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Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout

Postby vivienz » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:45 pm

I've down some mange tout in modules that are destined to be an early crop in the greenhouse. I know that I should pinch out the growing tips of sweet peas, but should I do the same with proper peas?
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Re: Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout

Postby sally wright » Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:50 pm

Dear Vivienz,
you can pinch out if you want to; but I would only do that if I planned on eating the pea tips as it will delay your main harvest by about 2 weeks at least.
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Re: Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout

Postby vivienz » Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:00 pm

Thanks, Sally. I shall leave them as nature intended.
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Re: Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout

Postby sally wright » Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:58 pm

Dear Vivienz,
I should have mentioned that this pinching out delaying tactic may be of use - here's how. It may be more convenient to sow all of your peas at once, but you don't want all of them to be ready at the same time, so pinching half at planting time will extend the cropping period whilst still allowing the efficiency of sowing and planting all at one once. AND you get a salad as well!
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Re: Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout

Postby vivienz » Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:48 am

sally wright wrote:Dear Vivienz,
I should have mentioned that this pinching out delaying tactic may be of use - here's how. It may be more convenient to sow all of your peas at once, but you don't want all of them to be ready at the same time, so pinching half at planting time will extend the cropping period whilst still allowing the efficiency of sowing and planting all at one once. AND you get a salad as well!
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Genius! Thanks, Sally, that hadn't occurred to me. I was planning on going staggered showings but things can get hectic this month so this would simplify.things. And give me salad pickings too, as you say. Thanks!
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Re: Mange tout, Rodney, mange tout

Postby Chantal » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:04 am

You remind me of some long ago neighbours. The lady of the house and her son were Chinese and he was learning English. He came home from school and told his parents he had eaten "man get out" peas at lunch.

I never think them as anything else :lol:
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