Pea plant support

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PaulaSB12, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. PaulaSB12

    PaulaSB12 Songster

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    I am going to grow pea plants on my allotment in 5 metre rows. The thing is ia am planting 740 pea seeds and could do with ideas to support them. There are 4 different types of pea. Two of them grow one metre but the others grow 3 metres high. Mind you my allotment should be colourful I am growing yellow abs giant mange tout
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  2. SillyChicken

    SillyChicken Crowing

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    Don't know the type of pea that is... but I would build something a little taller than their suggested vine length. maybe sink some 4x4's and run wire between them for support. Then you could weave string up n down between the wire rows to create a grid.
     
  3. Royd

    Royd Songster

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    I just use bamboo, stuck into the ground, every 6" or so...Sometimes, you have to get the plants to start up the bamboo, but once it's going, it forms its own net....And yes, they tend to get tall than the advertised height.

    I have also built a trellis, with a suspended top and bottom rail , with nails or hooks, every 6" and just run nylon string, up and down, hooking the nail, each time...At the end of the season, either plant pole beans on it, or roll it up, for next season.
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    Use bird netting you can make it talll or short depending on wich way you turn it.
    I use what evey I have laying around last year i just had a smalll amount of peas so I used an old metal springs.Im getting ready to plant peas (alot more) in the next few days,so ill see what I have to help em grow up.
     
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  5. CrazyChickieMama

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    I use branches from trees we've pruned. I like the look. It makes a "pea hedge" and can be used a a fence!
     
  6. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Crowing

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    I've used a wood frame with garden netting, a wood trellis, string and pea brush. Pea brush is just bushy branches you shove in the ground. I think they all work.
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Metal T posts, some spare fencing and some zip ties also make a great trellis.
     

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