With the prospect of day frost next week, it has suddenly become a little busier in the kitchen garden than I had expected. Especially since there will soon be a 2-3 weeks where there is a ban on doing something with your head down, which must be said to be something of a handicap for a hobby gardener. So there must be harvesting, frost cover, clearing and transplanting in the greenhouse - and peas were sown in the manure pile a little earlier than I had originally planned.
The Meteor variety is suitable for overwintering, where it has previously been possible to harvest the first fresh peas in late May with a little plastic cover. Some years then. Other times, the emerging plants are destroyed by severe frost in March, and a single year I suddenly discovered that the bed consisted of the nicest rows of small holes where the mice at one time or another had apparently held a huge party.
This year it was sown in the manure bank, and since the emergence at this time can be a bit tricky, it has been sown abundantly in 3 double tractors - it can always be thinned out. If there is severe frost, cover with non-woven fabric inside the bench - and with the windows closed, the mice do not have the shadow of a chance to enter. So they have to do without, while I can hopefully chew peas in May :-)