Pea - Onward
This variety is the most popular of garden peas. The plump, blunt-ended pods are produced in pairs. Inside the pods are large peas with super flavour. The plant reaches the height of 75cm.
Sow from March to May. 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. Alternatively very early spring sowings can be made in February or March into a length of plastic gutter or modular cells under glass and then planted out against wires. Slide contents of gutter into a shallow drill made in the plot or space modular plants 10-15cm apart once hardened off. The beans will be ready to harvest from July to September.