Pea - Meteor
This variety of pea is a very dwarf growing type with small but well filled pods. It is early into production from an autumn sowing and it boasts excellent flavour. Meteor pea is the ideal variety for exposed sites and it can grow to a height of 35cm.
Sow in March and April, or October and November. Prepare a flat bottom drill 5cm deep and 10cm wide. Space seeds 5cm apart throughout the drill allowing 60cm between the drills, then cover over with soil and gently tamp down with the back of a rake. It is advisable to use net protection against birds. Once seedlings start to grow, then add some net support for plants to climb and hold the crop. Dwarf plants usually hold each other up and will not require any net support.