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Peas! Worth planting now?

Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321
I've some sugar snap / mangetout seeds but wondered if it would be a waste of time planting them now. 
The packets say sow outdoors to June and I'm in the Midlands of England. 


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,442
    If you’ve the space I would try it … hopefully we’ll get an Indian summer and you could get a late crop. Anyway here in Norfolk we’re at least two weeks behind where we would be in most years. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • BigladBiglad East LancashirePosts: 2,663
    As d-fab says, it will depend on the weather but, as an example, I planted my last batch of pea seeds on July 10th last year. I harvested the last of the pea pods on 29th November and yes - I do have a spreadsheet ;) 
  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321
    edited July 2021
    Nice work biglad - as an accountant I can't do anything without a spreadsheet :) 
    Thanks both - I agree that we're behind at the mo so I'll give it a go - I'm less concerned about the length of time (the ones I sowed in 1 April gave us a harvest mid June but it's the hotter temps this time of year which they don't like do they?
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 6,011
    Look at it as an insurance policy. If we continue with this cool wet summer weather, at least you can be pleased you'll have some late peas to harvest. If it we get a hot dry spell, the peas may not flourish but what the hey - at least we'll have had some hot dry summer weather
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321
    A fine thought raisingirl :)
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,788
    Didn’t Matt Biggs recommend this on this week’s Gardeners’ Question Time? Through serendipity he found it works, but do check it out on Catch Up because I was not totally attentive.
  • Rob LockwoodRob Lockwood Midlands of EnglandPosts: 321
    edited July 2021
    I'll give it a go - I've got a couple of previous successions coming through so I shouldn't be without for long; with these being mangetout/sugar snaps they're much quicker to mature (eat at pod stage) so fingers crossed!
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