Kelvedon Wonder has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM) – so I’m hoping that it will live up to such an accolade at my humble allotment. Kelvedon Wonder are a good early and main crop, so I’m hoping that when May approaches I’ll be able to pick some tender pods off of the plants.
The plant is said to grow around 18″ high, with each pod producing between six to eight peas at a time, making this a perfect variety for small spaces, pots and containers.
I’m going to make a confession at this point because I’ve never really been that good at growing. They either get attacked by some sort of pest or I wind up leaving them too late and they end up like hard like bullets. This year, I vow to grow peas, worthy enough for a roast dinner or a cool summer salad. There are a number of ways to cook peas, so I’m looking forward to updating you with a recipe or two.
I’m sowing the Kelvedon Wonder peas into polystyrene cells first and keeping them in a cold frame to see if I can bring the seedlings along quicker. I’ve sown them two to a cell and poked them between 2cm to 5cm into some multi-purpose compost. I’ll look to plant these outdoors from April-May onward (temperatures permitting).
Another bonus point about this variety of pea is that Kelvedon Wonder is said to be resistant to mildew and pea wilt – but I will need to watch out for those pesky pea moths, who are probably the culprits to the issues I’ve faced in the past.
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