When you have just had shoulder surgery and therefore find it less tempting to throw yourself into spreading compost, tearing leaves, moving tiles or some of the other common chores in the kitchen garden at this time, you can fortunately always see some peas . So I did.
It should be done here in November anyway, and right now the soil temperature in the fog bench is 6 ° and on its way further down. Sown at this time, the germination will usually take a month, and if it gets quite much colder, you can easily manage to celebrate Christmas before the first sprouts appear. It is also best that the plants do not get very much above the soil surface before winter sets in, as longer pea stalks are much more vulnerable to severe frost. In a single year, the weather had been so mild that the peas stood 20 cm high under the plastic in February - right up to 15 ° frost put an end to the project.
These are quite common sweet marten hosts of the variety Meteor (which is especially suitable for overwintering), sown in 3 double trays somewhat denser than one would normally sow in summer. For once, there is no water in the groove before - the soil is abundantly moist. The windows are put on the manure bench, and if there is a threat of massive cold, a duvet of non-woven fabric comes inside the bench.
Written by Peter Norris, on 6.11.2017