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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Growing Sweet Peas



Sweet Peas





We live in zone 3.  My seeds were planted in the middle of March.

In warmer climates, Sweet Peas should be planted in February. 


At least 2 to 3 weeks before planting start germinating seeds in a plastic bag.






  Place moistened paper towel and seeds into plastic bag.  Keep top open and place by window.







Besides collecting my own seeds I will be ordering these "Wiltshire Ripples" from Thompson and Morgan.








Check seeds a few times and rinse them in cold water  (to prevent  mildew) and return to plastic bag.  After  about 2 weeks your seeds will have sprouted and they are ready to be planted.  Sprouts look very tender but they are sturdy and are easily handled. 














It is the "odoratus"  and "fragantissima" varieties which have the most heavenly scent.  
Among the most fragrant Sweet Peas are the blue varieties. 







"Molly Rilestone"  maybe my most favorite Sweet Pea.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear Friends.

Gina


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1 comment:

  1. I am so so sorry to read of his passing.
    Hope you can find a Grief Group to help with this.
    Mine was retired Military and we had an Honor Guard also. I still have the shell casings.

    If you just need to "talk"; I will be here for you.

    May God bless you and keep you now and forever more.

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