The sun has been shining all week and I’ve been doing some great gardening. Mostly weeding, but I have even managed to do some planting. My poor peas, sown in good faith ages ago have been sitting and waiting for the soil to dry out with as much anticipation as I have been. Fortunately they were still a lush green, but you could tell they were at the point of almost turning to a pasty sickly yellow.
Liberating them into the garden was a relief and a blessing and you can almost see them breathe a sigh of relief. I certainly did as they were beginning to sneak into my dreams in a creepy ‘plant me… ohhhh plant me” kind of a way. I also sowed a row of pea seeds to go with them so when these wee ones are nearly done the seed ones will rise up and take over. This is probably one of the few times you can say that in a nice way!
The biggest problem my peas faced last season was the birds. In previous seasons the tended to leave them alone. But once they found them their was no stopping them with their pecking leaves and nipping out the growing tips, leaving me with nothing but munted stunted plants and no possibility of a single pea!
So I took matters into my own hands and created out of desperation the ultimate bird scaring device. I really hope it works – because I like peas – that’s why I grow them! You can check out what I came up with here and even watch the whole pea planting and sowing process. Most of it is in fast forward, which makes watching Fennel the Cats antics rather amusing.
If you want to find out more about the cloches you can read about how I made them >HERE<
Come again soon – I’m desperate to know if it works, and will let you know.
Sarah the Gardener : o)