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Re: Message for Sighthound and Loungetrekker by mrsthing on 26 May 2008 9:00am
 
Hey Pete--maybe you should organize a Project Palinite and send your dried peas all over the world so we can all plant some.

It's 4am; I've got insomnia; it was the best I could come up with. LOL
 
Re: Message for Sighthound and Loungetrekker by geordiegirl on 26 May 2008 3:43pm
 
Oh, likewise, a glaass of Virtual Fizzy to you too, Pete! Well done them peas- nurtured in north London for about 8 years, seed saved & passed on to other continents - as Geraldine says, Michael would approve!

(they'll grow to 8 feet, don't forget - well they won't let you forget - we are staking them this year with 'dead' estate-agents poles we find lying around the neighbourhood. Plastic trellis would also be good for training them when they grow tall.Haven't found any free sources of that, unfortunately!)
 
Re: Message for Sighthound and Loungetrekker by Lounge Trekker on 26 May 2008 3:52pm
 
I'm ready for lots of vertical growth. I have the materials. We can help the municipality keep the road-right-of-ways clear by cutting the young Alder that grows like a weed here in this temperate rianforest I live in. Scraps of cedar siding work well if I rip them to an appropriate size. I will want the peas to grow on a trellis I've built, because of the prime location they have, in a place I see anytime I am outside. It would look good if I painted it, but that's not likely to happen! Function first.

Pete
 
Re: Message for Sighthound and Loungetrekker by sighthound on 26 May 2008 5:16pm
 
Eight feet?!! Ooops, gonna have to add to my trellises. Fortunately I have a lot of tall bamboo I can harvest.
 
Re: Message for Sighthound and Loungetrekker by sighthound on 27 May 2008 12:53am
 
Linda, do varieties of peas cross pollinate? Is there any specific distance that I should keep the ones you sent me apart to make sure they breed true? (Wanna keep those heirlooms breeding true!)
 
Re: Message for Sighthound and Loungetrekker by geordiegirl on 27 May 2008 6:25pm
 
- and the green pea growth will look great from your window, Pete. You're doing very good here.

Geraldine,peas saved from seed don't cross-pollinate - you can grow them as close together as you like. We have been known to grow a row or double- row of one variety and opposite that (using the same trellis eventually) a row or double-row of another variety
 
Re: Message for Sighthound and Loungetrekker by sighthound on 28 May 2008 6:07pm
 
Good to know. Thanks.
I've set out two varieties on opposite sides of the garden and was wondering where to put the third; they are begging to get out of the starter pots. Now I just have to protect them from the heat. Last week it was in the 100's. Fortunately, things have cooled considerably this week.
 
Re: Message for Sighthound and Loungetrekker by geordiegirl on 29 May 2008 2:49pm
 
Keep 'em well watered, Geraldine, in enormous heat (talk about teaching your granny to suck eggs) - you'll be OK.
 
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