Grow-A-Long Sweetpeas

Day Length and Sweetpeas

The best time to sow Sweetpeas is in the Autumn but you also have a short window in late winter. In this video I explain why it’s best not to sow any later than the end of February.

Late Winter Sweet Pea Sowing

If you missed the Autumn Jump Starter or you’ve discovered some new varieties that you would like to grow you have one last chance to sow your Sweetpeas now for flowers this coming summer!

Leggy Seedlings?

Leggy Linda’s or leggy seedlings

Sweet pea cuttings

Convert your ‘Leggy Linda’ seedlings into new plants by taking Sweet Pea cuttings.

The most common problem when starting seeds is too little light.

At this time of the year the sun has dipped casting large areas of your garden into shade.

It might look bright but there is no actual overhead sunshine reaching your plants.

Tall fence panels don’t help, so you might have to relocate your little zippy greenhouse.

We’re not using our patios at the moment, so move your Linda’s to the best spot in the garden so they can bask!

This small change will also prevent a lot of other problems such as ‘damping off’ a fungal disease that thrives in cold wet conditions killing seedlings.

I always think it’s better to ‘show’ than just explain so grab a cuppa, a comfy chair and press play.

Sweet Pea House

How we support our Sweet Pea’s and protect the blooms from rain and adverse weather conditions.

It’s March and the Autumn Jump Starter Sweetpeas are hardened off and ready to plant out. We are adding a little bit of protection in case we suffer a cold spell.

Tying in Sweet Peas

It’s the end of April and the Sweetpeas are rapidly making their way up their supports so it’s important to tie them in to keep the straight and stop the wind blowing them down. Give the vines space when tying so they have

Bud Drop

Early in the season wildly fluctuating temperatures can cause Sweet pea flowers to fail to fully develop and instead of opening slowly wither away before finally dropping. This is nothing to worry about and the problem will slowly disappear as temperatures become more stable as we approach early summer.