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24/06/2012 at 11:24

I have grown some sweet peas in a container, they were sown in autumn last year and they are good strong plants but they are only flowering at the top. How do I get them to flower further down?

24/06/2012 at 12:53

You dont, they flower at the top as in most flowers.

24/06/2012 at 13:43

Anyone know whether you can eat sweetpea leaves?  I've mixed my peas and sweetpeas - seemed a good idea at the time.....!

24/06/2012 at 14:07

I wouldn't - the seeds are definitely toxic, although not badly so unless eaten in quantity. It's not worth the risk.

24/06/2012 at 14:09

Thanks, I suspected as much


24/06/2012 at 15:57

Mine were sown in the spring and are in a container They are growing strong but not one single flower yet Do spring ones take longer to flower ? Still waiting ! On the plus side I've got 5 flowers on my morning glory ! Yipeeee !

24/06/2012 at 16:20

Yes, they do. I only have buds on mine as yet, although the grim weather has played its part, too.

24/06/2012 at 16:23

Righty ho I shall wait and see Find it strange the morning glory flowering though considering the battering of weather they have had.

24/06/2012 at 17:51

There is another excellent thread on sweet peas lurking around these parts somewhere.

I was delighted to see my first sweet pea (spring sown) flowers today.

24/06/2012 at 18:35

I've read that somewhere as well- was hoping for advice on pinching out which I did early on just hope I didn't do it too late and thats why I've got no flowers yet. I have faith in Alina though - she knows her stuff!

Just made up with my m gs.

24/06/2012 at 20:00

I've got the first flower bud threatening to open on my spring sown sweet peas. The forecast is great for tomorrow so maybe...just maybe I might just get my first flower 

24/06/2012 at 20:42
Leggi wrote (see)

There is another excellent thread on sweet peas lurking around these parts somewhere.



I was wondering if anyone had noticed!


24/06/2012 at 21:04

Here is the thread that David started on sweet peas

24/06/2012 at 22:00

Spring sown sweet peas will flower later than autumn grown.  I generally sow in late September/October and these plants usually flower in May (I am in South East).  This year I will be pleased to see any sweet pea flowers, all mine are spring sown this year, ran out of mojo last year!

24/06/2012 at 22:28

I'm South east too and I had my first sweet pea flowers on 26th May from winter sowings. I've never grown them before but I probably will every year from now on. It's so lovely to have them in the house.

04/07/2014 at 15:28

This is the first time I have tried sweet peas and have the trailing variety (from plug plants) in a large basket.  I have lots of strong, bushy foliage but not a single flower. Any suggestions anyone as to what I have done (or not done)

04/07/2014 at 15:31

All depends when they where planted. Give them time.

04/07/2014 at 15:39
Good afternoon, I am a new member. The first post I see is my passion. I have been growing sweet peas for 35 years. I nearly didn't do them this year as last year was a disaster but I decided to do container pots. I have never had so many flowers, almost six full bowls to date. They are hungrier in pots and I give a liquid feed once a week and nip off most of the tendrils. So glad I didn't give up, and yes the bottom of the plants don't look great. I cover them with moss. It is still the best scent ever!
04/07/2014 at 15:56

Welcome to the forum Lily Pilly

04/07/2014 at 16:02
Thank you Victoria I am really looking forward to being part of this!
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