Posted: 17/02/2014 at 09:50
My favourite is Kelvedon Wonder, reliable, lovely sweet flavour, freezes well, not too tall, but does need some support.
My mother used to soak the peas in paraffin before sowing to keep mice away. I don't find that necessary, but then I have a cat! I'm afraid I do use slug pellets, which are a controversial subject, but I find that the slugs shrivel quickly and aren't edible for birds.
What about some other veg too? Nothing venture, nothing gain! Early potatoes are easy, plant some mint in a pot (it's invasive) to go with them. Home grown tomatoes taste better, buy a few plants in May. I like everlasting spinach, doesn't bolt so easily and lasts, pick when you want.