Sugar pod peas
Chriscore Posts: 140
in Fruit & veg
Hi, i decided to grow some oregon sugar pod peas this year, never grown peas before but i started them off in small pots + cells in the window and now they have shot up and i have noticed the roots are coming out the bottom of the pot and im wondering if it would be a good time to plant them out or if its still too early? I live in the southwest of the uk.
I have posh purple peas that I'm going to grow in florists buckets, now growing well in plastic water bottles (tops and bottoms cut off and a staple holding the cap end together to stop the compost leaching away). They are a bit younger than yours, but the best plants won't be getting a sniff of the fresh air until I am sure they are hardened off properly - I'm doing it in stages, first the cold, north facing porch, then the coldframe, then in and out, weather permiting, of a sheltered spot. I have to do that with all vegitables I start indoors. It isn't the cold that is the problem so much as the harsh drying and brusing effect of strong winds that gets them. It depends where you are of course - I am part way up a mountain looking out to sea. I think I'd keep some of the best ones in pots for a bit longer and start to harden off the others and watch how they are going on. It wouldn't hurt to hold a few back just for a bit to be sure, they look so utterly perfect in your picture