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Are My Peas Flowering?

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  1. Carlqua

    Carlqua Apprentice Gardener

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    One of the other first plants I have grown are these petit poi peas. I think I may have put too many in the pot, as they are too close together and seem to be wrestling with each other a bit.

    However, I'm super proud of them and I was just wondering if them little yellowish buds I'm seeing are budding flowers?

    If so, I'm a bit mythed but also happy as I expected they would grow taller but I don't have the support for them so hopefully, they fruit and I can call it a success! =]

    If there are any other hints you would like to pass on, I would be quite grateful.

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      In a word, yes.!:thumbsup: Plenty of water and feed about twice a week, don't let them dry out!!!!! :smile:
       
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        They should twine onto those canes and climb up, unless it's a dwarf variety. Can you let us know the name of it?
         
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        Draping fleece over them now will help prevent pea moth too :)
         
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        That's awesome! I can actually see the flowers opening up a bit as the day has gone by :dbgrtmb:

        @JWK They are Petit Pois - Waverex is what the vendor said, I think they are a dwarf variety. The vendor said provide supports that are 3 inches tall but I think I should have put them at the front of the pot as the plants have grown towards the sun and away from the larger branches I used in the back.

        @Verdun (I have a WW1 game based in Verdun) I can't afford fleece or anything :[ Just gonna have to boil the mothlings alongside the peas if it happens.
         
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        Cariqua, well, you get extra protein :snorky:
        Fleece is just a precaution....Mostly peas are free from pests anyway so enjoy.
        Dont let them dry out. Even the dwarf varieties climb/twine. When the pods are ready pick regularly.....if you dont they will stop producing peas. So, the more you pick the more will be produced.
        (My name is from a well loved uncle I never met who was killed in WW2. A huge reputation as a man, as a sportsman and I grew up hearing all sorts of fantastic stories about him. Apparently I look a little like him and carry his name witb great pride. Dont really know what the connection is with the town of Verdun or with the Battle of Verdun)
         
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          Well, that's a great heritage to be proud of!

          I'll be sure to take heed of your advice ^^
           
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          Going by your variety I think you need much taller supports, 3 foot would be much better to give them a chance.
           
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            Right, ok, I'll have to have a shop around then. I wanted to avoid that because they are quite expensive, that's why I used random branches in the first place :/

            Will they grow more after flowering?
            And will removing the supports and putting new ones in not risk damage the roots?
             
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            I use short canes and string....works well and cost nowt. Supporting peas is simply to enable us to easily pick the peas and there is not really a right or wrong method of doing this :)
             

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