Monday, 31 March 2014

Day 90 of 365 days in the community garden

Now is a great time to plant Sugar peas (also called Snow Peas and Mangetout which means 'eat all'). These plants enjoy the cooler weather, and you can sow the seeds direct. Whole pods are picked and eaten when pods are still flat. Watch out for slugs and snails on your seedlings (they love the tender new shoots) and remember to stake the peas. Birds can also cause a little bit of damage, by nipping off the new seedling's leaves, so put up some form of discouragement such as sticks with ribbons on them (which works surprisingly well).

"Everything in nature contains all the power of nature. Everything is made of one hidden self." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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