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13/04/2014 at 21:30

Hi Everyone

Just wanting to find out about planting sweet peas in pots... what size pots do I need? Does anyone know? Do they need to be quite tall pots? What size diameter etc.?

Also, the same questions for hollyhocks???

Thanks so much

13/04/2014 at 21:40

Evening Kay

There is a sweet pea thread where an expert or two can answer your question 

Sweet peas can be grown in decent size pots though if soil is good.  I have grow them on a wigwam of canes in a large pot.

Hollyhocks, the traditional tall ones, would not be ideal for pots in my opinion.  Good luck though.

Hopefully this will push your question up on the  latest posts list 

13/04/2014 at 22:05

Thanks Verdun

13/04/2014 at 23:42

Thanks Mike

14/04/2014 at 18:47
14/04/2014 at 21:59

So much to read there David K!! Haha! So, if I'm planting sweet peas to actually grow in pots... what size would I need?

15/04/2014 at 08:57
Kay8 wrote (see)

So much to read there David K!! Haha! So, if I'm planting sweet peas to actually grow in pots... what size would I need?

Kay - 46cm (18in) deep if you can....something like those half-barrels would be good.

15/04/2014 at 10:23

Ok thanks both . I'll try and find some pots then.... how many to a pot would you say??

15/04/2014 at 10:36
Kay8 wrote (see)

Ok thanks both . I'll try and find some pots then.... how many to a pot would you say??

Well, that would rather depend on the size of the pot (says I who have never grown sweet peas in a pot in my life).....however, I have planted them in wigwams in the open ground and I've found spacing 15cm (6ins) apart works quite well.

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