This section is from the book "The Gardener V3", by William Thomson. Also available from Amazon: The New Organic Grower: A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener.
This Pea has proved a complete failure with us this season. Perhaps the cold wet season may have something to do with its failure; still other varieties - such as Ne Plus Ultra, Telephone, etc. - have cropped well. From our experience, we are perfectly aware of the fact that Peas that are first-rate in some localities are scarcely worth growing in others. Veitch's Perfection, for instance, a Pea that is a standard in many, if not most, places, is in this soil and climate very indifferent, though not so complete a failure as Stratagem.