Pea - Kelvedon Wonder
This is an extremely popular and reliable, early maturing variety for successional sowings throughout spring, and a particular favourite for June sowings. It produces huge crops of narrow pointed pods in pairs, average 7 or 8 succulent peas per pod.
Sow directly outdoors. Prepare the soil by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing any large stones. Sow from March to June every 10 days for succession. Sow 5cm deep in flat-bottomed channels (drills) spacing about 2.5-5cm apart, and in rows 75cm apart. When plants are 10cm tall, provide twiggy sticks for support. The peas will be ready to harvest around 12-13 weeks from sowing, and regular picking will encourage further cropping.