Grow peas for pods: small, large or mangetout, from plants of varied size, with supports

Get these few things right and your peas can grow like crazy. Plus I show ways to support taller varieties, and show different types of pea because there are many choices – read the small print before buying seed!

6 thoughts on “Grow peas for pods: small, large or mangetout, from plants of varied size, with supports

  1. Loving your videos, they are inspirational. Are all pea, sugar snap, mangetout and green and runner bean shoots and flowers edible apart from the sweet pea? And if not which are and are not as I haven’t been able to find out through general searching. Thanks

    1. Thanks Julie.
      Definitely all pea shoots & flowers. I am unsure about kidney/French beans, but broad bean shoots and flowers are.

  2. Hi Charles,
    my husband and I are longtime fans of your amazing educational youtubechannel and books!
    This Fall, we will finally get to start our own garden, all no dig, here in Germany.

    Now as Im planning the few things we will plant over winter, I was wondering: Can you plant peas in Autumn, just like Broad Beans, so they will be stronger the comming spring?

    Thank you so much for all you, hope you are well,
    Elisa

    1. Thanks Elisa, and yes you can.
      However I never found it led to worthwhile harvests, they are less strong through winter than the beans.
      February sowing undercover, of early varieties, works best.

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