This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Sweet Pea - how sweet is it?
It germinates easily enough (70:30 is my seed success ratio) however...
- if I don't keep a watchful eye on it, I suddenly end up with a giant, knotted mess;
- it has to be deadheaded weekly to keep it flowering well.
This heritage variety is very sweet smelling and I love the colour. I have it growing in a pot up a metal trellis.
Variety: Sweet Pea Old Spice Mixed (grandiflora), Hardy Annual, Mr Fothergill's Seeds, 30 seeds, £1.85.