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Sweet Pea Flowers from Seeds

Posted by StephanieP3 Florida (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 2, 11 at 8:58

Me and my husband bought sweet pea seeds from wal mart and planted them in a small pot, they are already around 4 inches tall after a couple of weeks, i'm curious how big of a pot they should be in and how quick they will bloom.

We live in an apartment so they have to be in some kind of pot, we don't have an actual garden, but I love the smell of them so I'd love some tips. We do have them on the outside balcony and we do live in Florida so it will get hot soon but right now it's pretty cool, it ranges from 80's to 60's in the day and night.

Thanks!


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RE: Sweet Pea Flowers from Seeds

I used to live in New Orleans and I grew them during the winter there. When it gets hot, they will die. As pots go, it's always good to go with the biggest one you can accomodate. I rarely buy one less than l4 inches in diameter. Twenty 24 inches is my favorite. With a big pot, there's plenty of root room and you don't have to water as often. If your pot is less than 7 inches in diameter, it would be wise to put your plants into something bigger. And, perhaps you can put your sweet peas in a spot where they get afternoon shade? With a little luck, you could have some flowers before hot weather. If you have seed left, put them in a ziploc bag and store them in the fridge for next year.


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RE: Sweet Pea Flowers from Seeds

I agree with Donna on all counts. Sweetpeas do NOT like the heat and are best grown in the late winter in your area.


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RE: Sweet Pea Flowers from Seeds

Do the most you can to keep the roots as cool as possible...largest pot you can use, pot should be white or other light color, try to shade the base of the plants, perhaps some kind of mulch that might keep sun from heating the soil so much. This last is said facetiously, but perhaps it's not as silly as I first thought...water with ice cubes.


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RE: Sweet Pea Flowers from Seeds

Keep picking the flowers or pinch off the dying flowers or they will stop producing blooms.


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