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Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:20
CluelessGardener wrote (see)

Bugger My are 21/2 by 5" when flat bugger bugger bugger

I bought 100 of the wrong size. But that's me all over should of asked before I ordered


Not to worry, they will be absolutely fine.....promise!

Where did you buy them from?

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:14

Just measured mine (don't we have fun)  They are 3" dia x 6" deep.

Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 17:06

Got ya....well, as you probably know, sweet peas are very deep rooted and therefore need pots with a deep root run......this is why some people opt for loo roll inners.

I use this type of thing made from black plastic sheet, very cheap & effective.


Growing Sweet Peas

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 16:55

Hello, James.....just need a little clarification. Are these the pots for sowing seed, or for planting out?

I usually prepare my SP beds in the autumn. I take out a trench about 18" deep & 2ft wide and add manure in the bottom (horse muck will do fine) then back-fill.


Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 16:45
archiepem wrote (see)

 im  a grandad  and tis is my shed

A proper shed, archiepem!

Camera Corner

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 16:40

Hi, Highland Jeannie.

Sorry to hear you're having difficulties, but thanks for sharing them.....spiders webs make great subject matter, don't they?

Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 16:35

Just taken this pic especially for this thread. This is a pruning knife belonging to my granddad, who was head gardener for one of the pottery moguls of the day, during the late 1800s


Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 15:41
Diddydoit wrote (see)
does anyone have any pics of old gardening tool's to share with us?


Sure, my spade & fork.....bought in 1961 and still going strong.


Grandpa had one just like it

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 15:30

I'm a granddad & this is my shed......or one of them at least. 

Sweet Pea germination

Posted: 28/10/2013 at 10:01
Fleurisa wrote (see)

They don't need heat

Most definitely!

Sweet pea seed takes between 7 & 21 days to germinate, depending on the soil/compost temperature. 21 days is much better than 7 as it indicates that they are not too warm.

Too warm = leggy seedlings.

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