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30/04/2013 at 11:42

I'm new to gardening and it's fast becoming my favourite pastime. I've just brought my first Sweet pea plugs and am after advice to plant them. I have cans, in a great sunny spot, but when I look at the plants in the tray they are very spindly plants. Should I plant two or three stems together around the pole or just stick to one plant? Any advice or growing tips gratefully received. 

Michael.

30/04/2013 at 13:31

Im my opinion they would look odd just one plant per pole per pot - is that what you are planning? If your containers are big enough I would create a wigwam of at least three poles and then plant one at the base of each pole - pinching out the top to help it develop more climbing stems.

30/04/2013 at 22:47

Pick ALL the flowers once a week to keep plants flowering, and don't let them dry out or the base will turn a nasty brown  colour. Don't let any seeds form or flowering will stop. Hope this helps.

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