The first pea’s of the year going in are Laxton Progress..
This pea carries Thomas Laxton’s name, but was breed by his sons William and Edward Laxton Brother’s and named in honor of Thomas’ contribution to horticulture and plant breeding. Thomas Laxton died in 1893 and the pea first appeared in 1898.
Any pea that was introduced over 100 years ago and is still widely grown should tell you volumes. Reliable, consistent, and sweet are just some of the words used to describe this pea.
Planted out 100 g worth of these pea’s. they are the fastest producers of the one that are being planted this year..
These are also the shortest of the pea’s that we will be planting, which they could still be grown up something, they are very close to being a “bush pea” and only require very short help on the growing.. This is our fresh eating pea for the garden season. We will also be caging off a few of our best plants and saving seed for both a fall planting and for next year’s seed.
The second pea that is being planted out is a tall long growing pea, it is being grown as a crop, its highly recommended for freezing.
The third pea that we are going is for both some fresh eating but mainly again for freezing, and that is sugar pea’s.. these lovely’s are going to grow huge, with the average plant reaching six feet in height and are very heavy feeders and producers, they require daily picking.. and a heavy structures, thankfully, you can then reuse them for beans afterwards
Had some compost left over so it went around the rhubarb plants, so they are finished off and ready to start producing for the season..