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09/06/2013 at 11:09

can anyone tell me why some (but not all) of my sweet pea plants are producing flower stems but with no flower at the top?  Are the buds being eaten by something?  The plants are otherwise very healthy and growing well.

09/06/2013 at 13:50

maybe you just have to wait a bit longer for the flowers to come .

09/06/2013 at 16:23

I'm not so sure, the stalks are long and just look as though the flower has been picked off - but I know it hasn't - there has never been a bud.

09/06/2013 at 17:30

Maybe you are feeding them too much nitrogen and not enough potassium?  Try Tomato feed or Rose feed.  Good luck.  My sweet peas in south west France are just coming into bloom after the ghastly wet spring. 

15/06/2013 at 15:35

Thisis called blindness. The cause is eithera rapid change of temperature during development; say hot to cold all of a sudden,or the reverse. It is common and not fixable, but will right itself when the weather evens out.

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