PEAthetic Pea Crop

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PEAthetic Pea Crop

Postby Arnie » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:08 am

I spent yesterday cropping my Alderman pea's and boy were they pathetic worse crop of peas I have ever had :x :x :x :x and to make matter worse I used pea & bean netting Never ever ever again will I use it :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: it has to be the most obnoxious piece of kit a gardener could use :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: HATE The Stuff :shock: :shock:.

I am ok now had a lay down in a dark room :) :) :) :) :) :) Does anyone agree that Pea & Bean Netting is made to mess your day up big time :D

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Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

Postby Monika » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:32 pm

Oh, dear ....... We used pea and bean netting in the dim and distant past and were not impressed. Bamboo canes and string for the climbing beans for us now and buddleia cuttings for the peas every year.
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Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

Postby Kayburton » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:36 am

We, too, once tried the net, it defended our season and then at the end of the season they threw it out along with the already dried pea shoots. The next year they made something like a grid with their own hands. They dug in 2 pillars, stretched the wire vertically and horizontally. Between horizontal lines there are somewhere 10-12 centimeters, and between vertical lines - about 22-25. Not strictly measured, so by eye, so that it is about the same. This design is much more comfortable and durable. No more idiotic nets.
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Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

Postby robo » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:04 pm

I use the stuff you see when usually the council dig the pavement up it’s rather strange looking on the plot but works great ,when the season is over I start at one end and roll it up easy stored for the next season
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Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:29 pm

I used it once many years ago, Arnie, tried getting the haulms off but, gave up and burnt the lot...
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Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

Postby vivienz » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:03 pm

Nasty stuff, more trouble than it's worth. I grew a short riw of mange tout outside earlier this year and used some of the netting that I found hiding after we moved house. It's destined for the bonfire on November 5th.
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Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

Postby robo » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:06 pm

It’s very similar to the netting the illegal fishers use these days no that’s not quite right they are also used by the professionals they call it gill netting it’s one reason our fish stocks are so low
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Re: PEAthetic Pea Crop

Postby Stephen » Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:36 pm

In general, I find most netting a right bu88er to deal with, it is absolutely essential but whether you are putting it out, walking around it, trying to get it off or just folding it away, it is always a pain.
I have decided that for most crops I will use the ultrafine mesh which is the easiest material to deal with.
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