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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:59

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/P6200028.jpg

 Good luck with them.

Camera Corner

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:53

Thanks, KEF.....although it still doesn't give an accurate appreciation of the size of it.

Tracey - Please do try to visit Chatsworth if you get the chance....I've visited many of these country mansions in my time, but Chatsworth is the very best......breath-taking, inside & out.   

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 22:12

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Thanks, KEF.....this is it tidied up.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:54

Don't worry about it, Snowdrop....nothing you have done is irretrievable.

I would say, successful growing of sweet peas is as difficult as we care to make it.

Camera Corner

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:40

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c186/DavidKnapper/025_zps845f8e65.jpg

 

At just under a metre high, this is probably the biggest lump of amethyst I've ever seen....I spotted it during a visit to Chatsworth House. 

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 19:27

Hi, Snowdrop....here goes.

1) I wouldn't advise sweet peas being in a propagator at any time.

2) Dwarf (hanging basket) varieties don't need pinching out.

3) Best results are from seed sown in deep pots, where they should remain until being planted out...hence avoiding root disturbance (which they don't like) when potting-on.

4) It would seem that yours may be a little soft from over protection, so for a week put them outside during the day & bring them back indoors at night......then plant them out where they are to flower. Before that pinch-out the growing tips of those 10-15cm ones.

Not sure if you spotted on previous pages, but I did say that germination usually takes between 7 to 21 days...so you seen to be on course for that, although it can take longer depending on temperatures.

Runner beans

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 10:52

Kay, after many years of growing runner beans, I've found that growing them in these black polythene pots to be the best & less trouble.......just sow the seed 10 to the pot. At planting-out time just slit the polythene and peel it away from the seedlings, separate & plant-out individually.

www.thegrowyourownshow.co.uk/black-polythene-plant-pot-pack-by-hadopot.html

Edit: May 12th is the traditional day of sowing the seed.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 22:32

Linzy - No need for carpet. Horse manure (hope it is well rotted) & blood, fish 'n bone will be fine, just bonemeal on its own would have been enough.

Supports...it's really a matter of personal choice. Some like wigwams made from canes or hazel poles, others use pea-nets suspended between stout posts, or maybe twiggy branches....whatever you choose, remember they will grow to a least 6/7ft tall.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 12:25

KEF - Muscari are fine, but they do like to spread.

Camera....I bet a few of our 75000 + lurkers have taken it on-board.

Camera Corner

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 11:06

For anyone serious about taking pictures and loves a bargain....this is one helluv an offer!

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