The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

when is the best time to plant out sweet peas

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom Gb

we have grown some sweet peas from seed in the green house, now they are a good 5-6 inch tall, are they ready for planting out side ?




Answers

 

Have you pinched out the growing tips? Also, have you hardened them off? Otherwise, yes, it's fine to plant them out. Make sure the soil has been well fed, they are greedy plants.

23 Apr, 2009

 

hi , spritz has answered your question , good man. like he says nip off the tips so they get bushier , i always put mine under glass and plant them out in may.
cheers
doss

23 Apr, 2009

 

I only found out the literally the other day, that when you put them next to a cane, you must lay the main stem to 1 side and train a side shoot to grow up the cane. Otherwise, the plant will remain "blind" (ie, not flower!)

23 Apr, 2009

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Sweet peas (lathyrus)
    Janey
  • SweetPea (Lathyrus odoratus (Old-Fashioned Sweet Pea))
    Lorrainenagle
  • Deep Red Sweet Pea :D
    Jacque
  • Joy's Sweet Peas
    Theoldgunner

Related blogs

Related products

 


Related questions

Not found an answer?