Kelvedon Wonder peas have been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM). 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 and I’m hoping that when May approaches I’ll be able to pick some tender pods.
The plant grows around 18 inches high with each pod producing between six to eight peas at a time.
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 pests or I wind up leaving them too late and they end up going hard.
This year, I vow to grow peas, worthy enough for a roast dinner or a cool summer salad.
I’m sowing the Kelvedon Wonder peas into polystyrene cells, 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 is that Kelvedon Wonder is said to be resistant to mildew and pea wilt.
I will need to watch out for pea moths, who are probably the culprits to the issues I’ve faced in the past.