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I have ofcourse harvested lettuce, radish and Swiss chard but today I harvested my peas. They were in a raised bed 2mtr X 1 mtr. I sowed them closely in four rows. This year they have produce 2.5lbs of peas. I don't know whether this is good or bad. For me it is great because last year the mice ate the seeds and I produced zero lbs.

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Comment by Colin Robinson on July 7, 2016 at 23:00

Congratulations, and of course it's good. Everything you can grow yourself is to be welcomed.

We just pick and eat our peas straight from the pods as soon as they are ready. Never get chance to weigh them!

I do small sowings of a dozen or so seeds every couple of weeks to get a steady supply of fresh peas over several months. With frozen peas so cheap to buy I've never bothered trying to grow an actual crop.

Comment by Duncan Seth-Smith on July 7, 2016 at 23:53
I must admit that I did ask my wife what the equivalent would cost in Lidl would be and I nearly started to plan a new lawn. But the feeling of achievement and success has prevailed, and I shall continue with the veg garden. I will try staggered sowing next year.
Comment by Mark Willis on July 9, 2016 at 19:25

Yes, you can buy frozen peas very cheaply these days, and they are often very good (the best frozen veg, in my opinion), but nothing can compare with home-grown ones eaten straight from the plant! People who don't grow their own presumably never experience the joy of eating raw peas - which are often better than cooked ones. I reckon 2.5 lbs is a good result from a small bed.

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