Variety: Bijou (RSC)
Sown indoors: 8th April 2014
First Seedling: 11th April 2014
Germination: 3 days
Germination ratio: 5/5 seeds sown
I am particularly excited about this variety of mangetout. I have never grown it before but it purports to produce pods of around 7 inches in length, or, to put it another way, the height of an average coffee mug. I can hardly wait to see these gigantic pods.
11th April: Newly emerged
13th April: Now 2 days old
14th April: and 1 day later
11th May: 1 month on and the mangetout are ready to be planted out. They have been living in the bubble wrapped greenhouse for two weeks and have thrived.
18th May: The seedlings were planted out against a bamboo wigwam
14th June: The first of the flowers are open.
23rd June: I had to double check the length these are meant to grow too because at 4.5 INCHES long, I thought that it would surely be ready to pick …… nope, approximately 2.5 inches more growth needed, to reach the optimum length of 7 inches!!!