Sow Winter Hardy Peas & Beans

There is still enough time to sow Broad Bean Aquadulce Claudia and Pea Douce Provence - they are tough enough to come through the winter. If you live in a very cold area or have trouble with mice, sowing your Broad Beans and Peas in pots in a cool Greenhouse, can give a more reliable germination.

Sow one seed per 7cm (3in) pot or in Rootrainers filled with Multipurpose Compost. Water in and keep in a cool but frost-free place. Do not grow in a Heated Greenhouse as they need cool conditions and will fail to germinate if it is too warm.

If you want the very earliest and sweetest mangetout peas and you live in a mild area, try sowing Oregon Sugar Pod in pots or Rootrainers under a warm layer of Horticultural Fleece or a Cloche to give you early pickings from May.