I have been harvesting the mangetout recently, a few pods at a time at first but now a good picking session is needed to keep up with them. I love the sweet taste of mangetout. The support frame is bearing up too which is a good job really because the plants are quite heavy now.
I have a second batch just starting to flower, hopefully to extend the picking season. What are you currently harvesting?
The mangetout seedlings were reaching for the stars in the mini greenhouse so I began to leave the protective cover off them during the day to harden them off. I planted a row yesterday and they have curled their tendrils round the chicken wire to support themselves already, clever little things.
I grew Reuzensuiker mangetout last season and did very well with this variety, so fingers crossed for a bumper crop soon. I am popping fleece over the young plants at night just in case a late frost threatens although they should be OK, I have a second batch of seedlings tucked away in the greenhouse just in case. Anything that doesn’t get used here goes to my son’s school for their vegetable patch. I gave them quite a few seedlings last year which were planted by the children during the vegetable gardening afternoon club.
Which pea variety is your absolute favourite?