After several years of failure with peas, as mentioned in my last post, I've decided to try a proper experiment.
I have planted a 2m strip with peas -- and with slightly more thought than usual. Peas don't like well-manured soil, so I've made sure to plant them in an area which has not been used recently by the chooks -- it's probably had about 6-8 weeks lying fallow, and two weeks of rain. Half the drill was sprinkled with lime immediately before planting, and half was not. Normally, I would lime the beds on the surface.
I am wondering if the lime will prevent the peas being eaten by the little creatures I usually find eating them, or if something else is going wrong.