Gardeners Collection Sweet Pea Seeds Growing Chart
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How to grow sweet peas from seedSweet Pea
Sow sweet peas at a temperature of 10-15C/50-60F they don’t need high temperatures to germinate. Sow seed individually into deep pots or cell trays filled with good quality compost. Keep somewhere warm; such as in a propagator or on a warm windowsill, and keep the compost moist but not wet until seeds germinate.
When the sweet pea seedlings are growing strongly, pinch out the growing tips to encourage the plants to branch. This will give you several stems and lots of flowers.
Sweet peas are tough plants so they don’t need a warm greenhouse; once the seed has germinated a cold frame or a bright spot near a window in a shed or porch will be fine, but protect the young plants from frosts and severe weather with an extra layer of fleece if necessary. The well-rooted sweet peas can be hardened off ready to be planted outside in spring when soil warms up.
Planting out Sweet Peas
Sweet peas are hungry plants so add a special sweet pea fertiliser to the soil before you plant for the best results.
If you are growing the traditional tall sweet peas, grow them up strong supports; use trellis, sweet pea netting or wigwams made of canes or hazel. Plant the sweet peas at the base of the supports when soil warms up in spring. Our Marberry Obelisk planter is a stylish way to grow tall sweet peas on a patio or in a courtyard garden.
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Gardeners Collection Sweet Pea Seeds
8 Varieties save over £8.00.
Large flowers with a delicate lilac flush carried on long, strong stems. It has a superb 'old fashioned' scent.A very vigorous variety of Sweet Pea, often throwing four or five large flowers on each strong stem.
Very floriferous with a wonderful perfume. It has great vigour producing long, strong stems with excellent placement of blooms. Large frilly flowers, superb for the vase.
This is a beautiful and unusual two-tone blue with slightly wavy petals and delicate veining, a superb variety.
Lovejoy has very distinctive deep maroon blooms, strong and unrivalled.
A vigorous grower throwing many four-flowered sprays of true frilled flowers.
A Sweet Pea strongly recommended for gardens and floral displays.
Exhibition Quality Blooms
A sensational fusion of almond-blossom pink on a cream ground. Grows well in the garden, brilliant for cut-flowers and a consistent winner on the showbench. An all-round, superb sweet pea!
Wisley is a superb variety with typical sweet pea scent and well-spaced ruffled blooms. They will make an impact on the showbench and in the garden.
Some sweet pea varieties have characteristics making them perfect for the show bench, meaning they have bigger, perfectly shaped flowers and longer stems with four or five well placed blooms per stem.
Sweet Pea Harlow Carr seeds produce plants that are perfect for exhibition growing with its peaches and cream shaded flowers appearing on long strong stems. But don’t let that exhibition tag put you off, these sweet peas are easy for gardeners of any ability to grow in the garden. All they need is plenty of nutrient rich soil, lots of water and something to scramble up. Harlow Carr has a moderate scent and the flowers look wonderful in a vase too.
Charles Unwin produces large blooms of soft salmon pink on long stems. A vigorous grower and an excellent cut flower with a good scent.
- Quantity 8 Packs (160 Seeds)
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