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David K

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Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 13:12

Ain't it good to have happy customers and for them to say thank you and appreciate us taking the trouble?

Camera Talk

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 12:39

You're welcome, HappyGrower. Didn't intend any snub, just troubled with this elephant memory. 

I really like the monochrome shots of 'Guy' and 'The machines'. 

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 12:03

Not sure if this is the current one, flumpy, but it's a start:

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 11:59

I'm not certain, but I think there's a 'seed swap' thread somewhere.....I'll have a scout around!

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 11:52

Well done, flumpy......they look great!

Camera Talk

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 11:49

Hi, HappyGrower

Super shots and it shows you are obviously artistically talented, although, as I recall you've posted them before.....Great for those who haven't had the pleasure of seeing them before and it is a new thread.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 08:48
chicky wrote (see)

Was going to sow mine in an unheated GH this weekend....but sounds like you would recommend holding off for a few weeks David - have I got that right?

No harm in sowing now, chicky....but you will need warmth of something like 10c/50f to germinate the seed and as I said to Hosta, there will be little difference if you waited for another month or so.  

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 08:44

Lucid - I can't see why your 'Plantopia' shouldn't work, although sowing directly would have been best done in the autumn. If these baskets are for this summers display, I would use plants.

Re wicker obelisks, I don't have any experience of them, so I would take Fairygirls advice.

Sweet Pea Know How

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 08:37
Bushman2 wrote (see)

I hope somebody can help. I grew a variety of sweetpeas years ago and they were the best i had ever grown they were called knee high. Do they still exist?  

Yes, they do, Bushman:

Sowing sweet peas in homemade compost?

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 21:16

Hi, Catie, I've just had a tip-off that you need some help.......I would just say that the thread 'Sweet Pea Know How' mentioned by the guys, is located in the Potting Shed bit of the forum.

I've read your query and I'm very sorry to say that from the description of your homemade compost, it will be far too rich for sowing sweet pea seed....or, I venture to say any other seed. I would use it either as a potting compost or soil enricher.

Use a low nutrient seed compost such as John Innes seed or No1 compost for autumn sowing of sweet pea seed or (as Fairygirl does) multipurpose compost in the Spring.

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