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By Ren

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Should we pick our sweetpea pods when they are brown or can we do it when they are still green?




18 Nov, 2009


Best picked when fully ripe and brown. Sweet pea seeds are worth saving from healthy plants as they are 'colour fixed' and usually grow the same colour.

18 Nov, 2009


I thought that unless they're species sweet peas (like Lathyrus matucana) they're unlikely to come true from seed? Never tried it though as I prefer to not to let mine seed to encourage more flowers.

18 Nov, 2009


Green sweet pea seeds will rot, so leave them as long as possible to mature.

18 Nov, 2009


i agree with above, brown and dry is best, i tried when green and got nothing, so waited and got lots of seeds

19 Nov, 2009

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