Get Growing with Early Peas

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Peas are normally sown directly into the ground to minimise root disturbance. This means waiting for the soil to warm up, which can be a drag when you’re eager to get started! However, with a little ingenuity you can get your pea planting off to an extra-early start…



Peas can be sown into lengths of guttering and kept in the shelter of a greenhouse, cold frame or even a windowsill until conditions are right. This makes transplanting so easy that the peas will hardly notice the change, continuing to grow strongly once planted out.

In this short video, we demonstrate how to sow peas in gutters and then transplant them for the easiest way to get a head start on your sowing and an extra-early crop.

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