Peas: this is one of the crops that benefits most from cloche protection. Under cloches which were put in position two weeks previously to warm up the, you can sow round-seeded varieties in mid-winter, or wrinkle-seeded varieties in early spring. Use large cloches (such as barn-type cloches) and remove them when the growth becomes too tall and the foliage is almost touching the roofs of the cloches. When the plants are about 10 cm (4”) high, train the plants on twigs inserted into the soil near them, replacing these with taller supports as the plants grow. Alternatively, insert the twigs near the seeds when you sow them. If you do not give them support early enough, the tangled plants will prove very difficult to train.