Peas ‘n’ Broccoli
My son just loves peas ‘n’ broccoli, in fact he can’t get enough of it so that was on my high list of priorities to grow.
The peas started off really well. Yes I admit maybe I put to many into the container but they were doing really well. ‘Were’ being the important part as a couple of weeks ago I was away on a business trip and upon my return they had been decimated by snails. I think the lil buggers must have seen me packing and thought ‘we are so in here’
I decided to let them carry on and see what happened and to my surprise this morning when I checked I have quite a few pods.
I am really surprised with this and hope that over the next week or so (I have no idea) I start to see them swell up and have that green gorgeous pea inside. I’ve counted between 20-25 pods so I’m going to have everything crossed that I can at least get one meal out of it for my son – who has yet to try anything I’ve grown (grrrrrrrrrr I just wish he would try some but that’s another story)
You can see some of the damage that the snails left and if you go lower then it get’s much worse.
Another thing I’ve noticed is everyone else grows their pea up a net. I had no idea that you were supposed to do it like this so that’s another note stored for next year.
Onto the broccoli (Ironman) these really are coming on fantastic (as far as I know) even though they are growing at a weird shape. I’ve no idea (again – starting to sound boring this) as to what stage they are at but I imagined them to not be as tall as they are but more to the ground and possibly wider.
They are all looking healthy and in total I have 4 containers, 3 larger ones which have 4 in and a slightly smaller that contains 3. So far these have been snail free apart from one which something has had a chew on but that’s a lower leaf and hasn’t effected the plant. Next year I will have to invest in some kind of slug repellent for sure.