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PURPLE MANGETOUT PURPLE MAGNOLIA SNAP (50 Seeds per pack)

 

First purple podded sugar snap pea, Very sweet flavour, best eaten before pods get too big. An excellent addition added raw to salads or as a steamed vegetable. Tall plants with attractive purple bicoloured flowers and strong tendrils to aid climbing. Height 150-180cm.

 

When to Sow Purple Magnolia Snap Seeds

April to June

Harvest

July to September

Where to Sow

Prepare a flat bottom drill 5cm (2in) deep and 10cm, (4in) wide.                                  

 What to do next

Space seeds 5cm (2in) apart throughout the drill allowing 60cm (24in) between the drills, then cover over with soil and gently tamp down with the back of a rake. It is advisable to give some net protection against birds, once seedlings start to grow, then add some net support for plants to climb and hold the crop. Alternatively very early spring sowings can be made in February or March into a length of plastic gutter or modular cells under glass and then planted out against wires. Slide contents of gutter into a shallow drill made in the plot or space modular plants 10-15cm (4-6in) apart once hardened off. 

Handy Tip

As plants grow and the crop matures, stems can get quite heavy especially after rain,and may require extra tying into main support netting.

PURPLE MANGETOUT

£4.00Price
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