"Gardening makes my heart bloom" -- mum

"The hardest thing of all is to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if there is no cat." -- Confucius

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Mangetout 'Golden Sweet'

In recent months, I've been thoroughly entertained by this yellow-podded mangetout pea, my first foray into mangetout growing. The peas were a rare heritage variety supplied by the Real Seeds Catalogue.   Fifteen peas were sown in mid-April and fifteen plants transferred to the pea patch in May.  The plants grew very fast, climbing to the top of the 5 foot high netting in no time and would have kept on going if there were something to cling to!
Mauve flowers
I don't know if this is true of all mangetout but this variety does put on quite a show.
Purple flowers
Every single flower dances through hues of light pink, magenta, mauve, purple, blue.....
Blue flowers
... and finally fades away to reveal the loveliest lemon yellow pod.
'Golden Sweet' mangetout
What a feast for the eyes as well as the tummy!

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