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how to collect seeds from sweet peas

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You should be able to grow from your own seeds, but they may not come true to form as they say. I think you leave the pods on the plants until they are nice and fat and start drying out, (you'll sacrifice more flowering though) then pick the pods and put them in a paper bag, keep them indoors to dry out completely, and leave them until the end of January then pick out the dried seeds from the pods and sow them as usual. I have read of this being done but never tried it myself. (But I did try sowing shop bought dried peas (veg type)this year and they grew. I think I soaked them first before sowing them into root trainers.)
Perhaps someone who has done it themselves will be able to give you more information though.

5 Aug, 2010


If you want the variety of colour then you need to buy your sweet pea seed as the seed you save of your own will not have the same colour variation.

5 Aug, 2010


Frequently, over several generations, you will wind up with just one color--the one your local bees like best!

5 Aug, 2010

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