Purely for this post I've just spent a few minutes potting up some peas and taking pics. In fact, the post has taken longer than the potting.
People that know me are aware of my 'issues' with peas. I have similar problems allowing mushrooms, raw tomatoes and sweetcorn anywhere near my mouth. But last year I was bold and grew some peas with the intention of eating them.
So in 7 photos you'll be witnessing what I failed to appreciate in 3 decades of my life and the journey I've just been on (surely a cue for Christina Aguilera in the background?). So it's not only fun. It's therapy.
Get out your compost
Get out your pots and seeds
|Glove not necessary, unless|
you fear compost
Fill the pots with compost most of the way and make a thumb print for the seed. Drop in a pea. Take a photo.
Cover with a bit more compost, water and place in the sun, in grow house or on a window sill. In April, I think it's best if they have some protection from the elements in case of late frost/cold nights
After 2 and a half weeks
|Planted 8 April in growhouse|
After 7 and a half weeks