Sowing Peas In Guttering

Sowing Peas In Guttering

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Sowing peas in guttering is definitely my favourite way of starting peas. It is so easy and makes translating the young seedlings a breeze.

The idea is simple enough: you sow your seedlings in a bit of old guttering filled with compost, and then when transplant time arrives, you slide the whole thing out of the gutter and into the ground.

Sowing Your Peas

Sowing peas in guttering is simple enough. Take your guttering and partially fill it with compost. You don’t need to fill it all the way to the top if you have deep guttering, as the peas won’t be in here for long.

The Gutter
The Gutter
Part filled with compost
Part filled with compost

Im going to be sowing my sugar snap peas in this bit of guttering.

My pea seeds
My pea seeds

I like to sow my peas in diagonal rows to really squeeze them in. Peas don’t mind being close together and actually cling to each other for support when growing vertically.

Sow in diagonal rows
Sow in diagonal rows

Firm the seeds into the compost and cover.

Press firmly into the soil
Press firmly into the soil
The full gutter ready to go
The full gutter ready to go

If you want a demonstration of getting the peas out of the guttering then Huw has a great video below!

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