Growing some Carlin peas. They've nicely germinated now.
Carlin peas have a long history in the UK, particularly in The North, but are rarely eaten here now. You likely won't find them in the supermarket.
You grow them and let them dry, so they're kind of like dried beans. That's the kind of thing I love, something that stores well for ages, and tasty and nutritious!
I'm new to this so not expecting a big crop.... but keen to get up close with the whole lifecycle of growing.
I put my little Carlin pea friends out into modules now ... 2 per hole, let's see how they do! 🌱
... And the excess sprouted seeds into my salad sprouting seeds for eating
My little pea babies graduated! 🌱 🎓
I built a frame from some hazel branches I collected locally, some nasty plastic netting I bought, and twine that was in the house.
I dug, weeded, and spread manure, then planted 70 little ones in the ground (and broke the fork in the process 😢).
They seem very dense, but internet told me 2" apart... let's find out 🤞
I used some nasty chemical slug pellets, can't do it wholesomely this time, sorry.
They're looking happy this morning..
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My little beauties are coming up nicely! 🌱