Posted: 25/08/2012 at 10:17
Anyone see Monty Don's update on his 'sweet pea experiment' in last night's GW program?
I'm not sure why he thought the experiment was necessary in the first place. However, (having dismissed autumn sowing as a waste of time) he did have the honesty to show the proof that sweet peas grown from autumn sowings are superior.
I know his experiment is yet to be concluded, but it's obvious that he's going to say at some stage, that the autumn sowings finished flowering before the spring sown ones....but he should have known that anyway.
Interesting to note the poor results from sowing seed direct in the spring, particularly in a difficult season like this.....very much a less desirable option.
There is a fourth option he didn't mention of course, that is to sow the seed insitu, in the autumn.
Btw, I thought the sweet peas grown in Rachel's 'forces garden' were a better sample than those in Monty's garden.