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My sweet peas are in pots out side in a sheltered position; sewn in October. They ar 6 inches plus high (sprawling) and look healthy. When should I take the growing tips out and down to how many pairs of leaves ?



I would start now pinching out.

29 Jan, 2012


Are there any side shoots growing and if so what length are they?
If no side shoots then don't pinch out yet. Let the plant concentrate on it's roots because as soon as you pinch out the side shoots develop.
Two weeks before planting out (mid March-early April) is fine to pinch them if side shoots haven't developed naturally. Just stop it at the 2nd set of fully formed leaves.

29 Jan, 2012


Many thanks for your advise. I will inspect them tomorrow.

29 Jan, 2012

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