We have so many pods of peas growing on the allotment that sometimes I can’t imagine that a few months ago these were just single peas sown in lengths of guttering. I often pick a pod and munch it as I wander around the plot. That was until I noticed some thing rather strange and ugly lurking beneath the shell. The pea caterpillar had shown its’ head. The little maggot had somehow got inside the pods while in the flowering stage and was eating the peas from inside the pod!
Now, again I had never came across this pest before, or even heard about it until I saw a video from Claire’s Allotment explaining about them. Made me more aware now to check the pods thoroughly before devouring the sweet peas inside. Not sure I’d like the taste of the grub!