It’s a Pea Party!

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.

Pea seedlings
You could tell they were pleased to be lying there waiting to be planted – free from the constraints of the pots.

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!

Pea seedlings
And here we have a row of happy pea seedlings.

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!

Under the cloche
In a week or so, here under this cloche will be a cheerful row of pea seedlings.

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)


9 thoughts on “It’s a Pea Party!

  1. Lol. Talking from the point of view of someone who has used old CDs dangling from left over yarn and long lengths of curly gift wrap ribbon tied to garden wire of twine as bird scarers, I think your bunting is quite a refined and cheerful option 🙂 x

    1. Hi Elaine. I have tried so many different things over the years and birds just laugh at my efforts. I really hope this one works – and it does look quite joyous as well. : o)

  2. I loved this post! I keep bird food in my garden.. it in a way helps to keep the birds around as well as away from the plants at the same time!!
    Guess what i loved the most — 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 can completely relate to it!! 😀 😀 😀
    Happy Gardening 🙂

      1. I don’t have a feeder though. I just put the bird feed on ground. And it helps. Birds have never damaged or harmed my plants in anyway.

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