Heritage seeds - weekly update 16th May

We will be providing regular reports on the progress of the Heritage seeds we are growing in our Hogshaw garden, a parallel effort with Serpentine. This week we are reporting on the peas. We are growing six varieties and all are tall peas. Two are mange tout – Eat All and Golden Sweet. Both of these are showing a red tinge to their stalks. Golden Sweet has now been adopted by a commercial grower so strictly is no longer an at risk heritage. Telephone is new for us this year so we will see how it performs. Stephens produced two different plantlets, one sort “normal” and the other with multiple stems. We have planted them separately to see if they continue to go in different directions. Newick and Magnum Bonum are staples we have grown for many years, Newick being round seeded and Magnum Bonum wrinkle seeded. We have started planting out french beans so will report on those next time.
Telephone                                     Stephens                                     Golden Sweet
Magnum Bonum                             Newick                                      Tendrils grabbing the netting

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