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19/04/2012 at 17:59

There is no room in my little garden for sweet peas. But I'd like to try growing them in pots. Any advice on how it's done most welcome. Particularly, the right size of pot. The seeds which came with the magazine have now germinated .

19/04/2012 at 18:13

Sweet peas are hungry plants, you will need large pots and they will need to be heavy enough to balance the supports for the sweet peas.

I have done it, you will need to feed/water frequently. I also grew Morning Glory in the same pots and they were a nice combination.

19/04/2012 at 18:18

Use as big a pot as you can-the bigger the better- and a few tall canes and make a wigmam-you can either tie a single plant to each can or 2/3/4 if that is easier-you will need to keep on top of the watering and feeding and pick regularly.

19/04/2012 at 18:39

I have done this successfully several years running.  I use a pot about 2 foot diameter and as mentioned above water daily and pick regularly.  It means you can have the display in your garden wherever you want.  I hide my greenhoise from view with it.

19/04/2012 at 20:18

Thank you all for your oh-so-quick replies, which are much appreciated.  I'll go on the hunt for appropriate pots. I must say, the magazine seeds ( including the tomatoes )

germinated surprisingly quickly, given the drop in temperature we have experienced.

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