30 April 2008
A bean’s a bean, but a pea…
Last year I had hoped to break my duck, as it were, and finally grow myself some peas. Unfortunately, excessive rain combined with allotment indolence, leading to complete allotment abandonment scuppered those dreams. This year I am better prepared and more hopeful. My pea seedlings are planted out and more seeds are sown.
My one concern is that I am struggling to find twiggy sticks to act as support for them. All our neighbours’ gardens have mature trees and are probably full of unwanted twigs and sticks of every shape and size. None are within reach of our garden – which is normally a blessing as we don’t want all that shade. But it does leave us short of suitable pea support. It would be disheartening to fail to pea because of a lack of sticks.
I wonder if a walk along the canal will prove helpful on the twig front. If not, perhaps Mrs Fox could be persuaded to play fetch!
Filed under: Mulch — Clare @ 11:14 am