Sweet PEas

Sweet peas are an old-fashioned annual that has delighted gardeners for ages. Said Keats, sweet peas have "taper fingers catching at all things, to bind them all about with tiny rings."

Sweet peas have been a popular favorite for generations, since they are simple to grow and provide a great supply of cut flowers. Cultivated for their vivid colors of red, pink, blue, white and lavender, the fluttering blossoms of this plant almost appear to be folded over their stems, like delicate butterflies. Old-fashioned sweet peas have been cultivated for their striking color and strong fragrance since Victorian times. These climbers can grow as high as 6 to 8 feet or more where suitable support like a fence or trellis is available to them.

Sweet peas are usually grown from seed. And we have the seeds! After amending the soil well with a good planting mix like GBO Planting Mix, plant seeds about ¼ inch deep and 3 inches apart. After planting, water the soil well but don't water again until sprouts appear.

Sweet peas' blooming is curtailed by heat; they prefer regular watering during summer months and bloom best in cooler, mild climates. If they are planted in rich, moist soil with a heavy mulch, their roots can keep cool enough to survive even the hottest days of summer in warmer areas.

Sweet peas can be grown on trellises or tripods, alone or mixed with pole beans or green peas, and are often grown in vegetable gardens. For novices, sweet peas offer almost fool-proof results. For experienced, even expert gardeners, sweet peas are good looking workhorses of the garden, attracting bees and other pollinators needed for anything to grow.

Come on in, we have a plenty of sweet peas in stock right now and conditions are perfect for planting.

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