Peas - Hurst Greenshaft in troughs
are you going to thin these out Elaine or is this as close as they can get? I started mine in pots, didnt have too great a germination rate though with hurst greenshaft, (from your photos looks like I got either a dodgy batch or they were the one veg I couldnt germinate lol! 4 outa 9 sprouted) I'll plant mine out this week, they're climbing up the bathroom window!!
No I won't thin them out they'll be fine like that - going to train them up the wire fencing to cover up the rubbish in the ex-hen run. I've done ok with pea germination but having a bit of bother with broad beans.
broad beans are the one thing I havent tried lol, got squash, kale, chard, toms, chillies, sweet pepper, salad, cucumbers, potatoes, you name it I'm giving it a go and now we have a hose pipe ban..aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...anyway enough head banging on the table...did you soak the peas first? this has seemed to work wonders for the bigger seeds of other veg...on another subject are you growing any companion plants with your tomatoes? I've variously heard, it's either callendulla or basil ....
I never soak any seed - I've never had germination problems. I usually plant french marigolds with the tomatoes which stops whitefly - it works! I have heard that garlic and basil help too but never tried them - yet.
Right - never heard of that one.
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