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Question about Sweet Peas
I have planted sweet peas in containers and they all seem to have taken well and are looking healthy but I think that I should be doing something which will ensure that they bush out and do not just climb straight up. Can anyone please tell me what I should be doing to ensure a nice full display? Thanking you.



I nip the tops off mine once to make them bushier delays the flowers but worth it. I also take off most of the tendrils so they dont strangler the flowers and look untidy. I pick the flowers late every evening to encourage more. Do remember to water around the bottom to reduce the possibility of mildew and feed every week. Good luck and enjoy.

27 Jun, 2011


Me too, Flossy. Just pinch the tops 2 or 3 inches of each plant out, and keep feeding the plants, as sweet peas are very greedy feeders, especially in pots. Annie (Cumbria)

27 Jun, 2011


Thank you Drc726 and Annie for your replies. I appreciate the advice and will now carry out the pinching and look forward to the flowers a little later in the season - I just love sweet peas!!

28 Jun, 2011

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