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Can I plant pea seeds directly outdoors now (Oct) if I cloche them? Also,  how tall do they grow?  

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  • You can grow some varieties. I got Douce Provence which says on the packet that it can be sown In October-November for overwintering. Not sure how tall they grow, but plenty of time to find out, they won't reach full height this yearimage

    I planted mine last week, though I still think it may be optimistic given where I live!

  • Thank you so much. I've not grown them before. I usually leave the beds empty after summer/autumn harvesting,  but it seems a waste. Well here goes......

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,736

    Also overwinter Douce Provence, you will need to cover/cloche later on, they arent very tall ,dont require staking.  I dont grow peas direct, at any time, you cannot tell if they have been eaten or whatever, there is a old saying, when you sow peas "One for the rook,one for the crow,, one to rot ,one to grow."  I  sow them in little modules, standard seed tray, covered at night by a plastic lid, learnt my lesson when we caught the mouse pinching them, then plant them out when they are about 3 inches tall.

  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    I know what you mean about the saying Mice ate 90% of mine so I barely had enough for saved seed, no crop to eat..

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