HOW TO GROW peas and sweet­peas

Early spring is a good time to sow pea seeds be­cause they like cool soil.

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1 Choose a sunny spot.

2 Make a teepee or climb­ing frame for your peas to grow on. Use bam­boo stakes and string, find twigs and branches around the gar­den, or ask for help build­ing a wire net­ting climb­ing frame. Google for ideas. Once your pea seedlings grow ten­drils they will cling to their support all by them­selves!

3 Plant seeds about 2cm deep and 10cm apart next to their support.

4 Keep the mix just moist (not wet).

5 Pro­tect your seedlings from slugs and snails.

6 When the seedlings are 5-10cm high feed them with liq­uid fer­tiliser (Yates tomato food is ideal). This will give them a strong start.

one week after sow­ing

sweet peas

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