Everlasting sweetpea - when to sow?
South Bohemia, Czech Republic
I want to grow some everlasting sweetpeas over a rose arch. My problem is how to deal with sowing them. The packet says sow Feb to April or Sept to Oct, keep at 15-20C till they germinate then transplant into trays or pots.. Plant out after all risk of frosts.
But if they are sown in Sept-Oct surely one can't plant them out till the following year? So do they stay in the pots till then? I leave the Czech Republic, where they will finally finish up, in mid-Nov, returning at the end of April. By which time it is probably too late to start them here (CR) So am I doomed to travel with umpteen pots of sweetpea seedlings having sown them in England Feb to April? And once they are safely growing over the arch, will they survive through hard winters?
I have a similar problem with sweetpeas......
- 25 Aug, 2009