Thursday, 18 June 2015

It Paid Off

I thought I may have been a little early sowing my mangetout back on the 8th of March, especially considering the weather we've had since. The plants really suffered in the high winds we had once they'd been planted out but they rallied round and the early sowing has paid off. Last week there were just a dozen pods to pick but I wasn't going to leave them on the plants to waste. This variety is Oregon Sugar Pod.


Yesterday there were a few more.


I'm hoping that now they've got going they'll give me a good supply over the next few weeks as they're a vegetable which we all enjoy.

32 comments:

  1. They are usually the first crop for me, not this year as I was really late sowing. I do have a glut of mini cucumbers already though...

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    1. I've had a couple of years where I haven't grown mangetout so it will be a nice change to have them again. My cucumber plants are rubbish this year, they're still tiny things, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I manage some sort of harvest from them. It's very early to have a glut of cucumbers, you must be going to have a bumper year.

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  2. Well done, they look good. Flighty xx

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    1. I feared for the plants after I'd planted them out, they didn't look very good after the wind had had its way with them but they've come good in the end.

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  3. Sugarsnap and Mangetout are some of my least favourite veg, because I dislike their "squeakiness"! However, isn't it nice for you to get a vegetable that the whole family likes? (Brussels Sprouts are an acquired taste, you know...)

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    1. You get that squeakiness with beans sometimes but it doesn't actually bother me. With a family of fussy eaters I'm thrilled when I find something we'll all eat. Brussels sprouts are one of my favourite veg, needless to say, the rest of the family don't like them.

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  4. I love mangetout. The first batch wouldn't have made it into the house if I'd have been picking them let alone managing to photograph them. Although there seem to be only 11 in the picture?

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    1. I'm like that with peas, I can't help eating them as soon as they've been picked, not mangetout so much though. I think one may be hiding in the photo.

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  5. Oh well done Jo on such an early crop - you must be chuffed :) I've still to get to the flower stage never mind the peas.

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    1. I thought I'd blown my chances of any sort of crop when I saw the state of the plants after the high winds. Luckily they rallied and they seem to be doing well now.

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  6. Yay! It is good to be enjoying your homegrown produce! xx

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    1. It certainly is. I hope this is just the start of it.

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  7. I just love mange-tout ... enjoy your home grown ones!

    All the best Jan

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    1. It's a vegetable I rarely buy so the home grown ones are extra special.

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  8. Those look delicious! My son also sowed some snow peas - Oregon Sugar Pod II - but that was only recently and his plants are only a few cm high right now.

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    1. They don't take long to grow once they get going so I'm sure your son will be picking some pods in the very near future. They're certainly worth the wait.

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  9. Ours are still only s foot high

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    1. Good things come to those who wait. I wasn't sure I was going to have anything to harvest, the plants were straggly and windspept to say the least. They've come good in the end.

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  10. I have Sugar Pod envy, Jo. My snow peas failed miserably this year. P. x

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    1. That's such a shame. I wasn't sure mine were going to come to anything a few weeks ago so I'm extra pleased with them for pulling through.

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  11. Well done, I have sown a yellow mange tout this year the name escapes me, they are not far off coming into flower :-)

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    1. I've grown yellow beans in the past but never yellow mangetout, I look forward to hearing what you think of them.

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  12. Top of my stir fry vegetable....I love them crunchy.
    You have done well Jo......we did have some rough weather this Spring.

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    1. I'm surprised I've got any sort of harvest from them, the plants suffered terribly when they were first planted out. I'm just hoping that they go on to give me a few more harvests now.

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  13. When I had my allotment I grew that variety and had loads and loads from them, very tasty they are too!

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    1. I don't think I've grown this variety before but I'm hoping for a good crop now that they've started producing.

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  14. We didn't get round to sowing ours until the 10 May. We might have some for Christmas instead of sprouts. Just shows sowing early can pay off.

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    1. It can pay off but it's always a gamble, definitely worth it sometimes though.

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  15. oh... so fresh, I really want to grow peas again, This dry season I think it's a good time to grow it in my garden, cause the temperature is much lower. Thanks for reminding me,

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    1. I've only sown mangetout this year, no actual peas, though I do love them eaten straight from the pod.

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  16. Oh.....how lovely, I can almost taste them! I wish I had some!xxx

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    1. It's a great time of year when the harvests start to come.

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