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Sweet Pea Old Spice Mix Seeds

$1.99

Sweet Pea Old Spice Mix Seeds

$1.99
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Lathyrus odoratus

|50 Seeds|

 

Old Spice Mix has a fragrance of honey and orange with one inch blooms of white, rose, purple, scarlet, lavender, pink and cream. Heat tolerant variety.   Grow on a trellis for the best cut flowers, or let twine through bushes for an informal look. Suitable for spring or midwinter production.  A Flower Garden Season with the sweet  fragrance of Sweet Peas brings back many memories with my grandparents.  Although Sweet peas are considered an old-fashion garden favorite, their delicate fragrance and attractive habit appeal to gardeners of ALL ages.  Like all Sweet Peas, it can be sown directly outdoors in early spring, well ahead of most flowering annuals. We suggest planting along fences to give the vines a foundation for climbing. Trellis and garden stakes are also a popular means of displaying their beauty and fragrance. Sweet Peas also make a wonderful cut flowers. Great in mass plantings, as well as a cut flower. Sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) thrive in cool temperatures, so it's important to get them blooming early, before summer heat knocks them out. You can plant them outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked in spring. Developed for flowering under short days, low light conditions, and in cool greenhouses. Suitable for spring or midwinter production. Long stems bear 3-5 blooms. Height: 60-72 inches Spacing: 4-6 inches Light: Full Sun Soil Moisture: Medium USDA Zone: 3a-9b .

50Seeds Per Package

 

Tips on How to Grow Sweet Peas  from Seeds

Germination

  • Start by sowing 4-6 weeks prior to your last frost date.

  • Soak seeds in water 24 hours proir to sowing, overnight.

  •  Place 2-4 seeds per cell , use a biodegradable pot  (as sweet peas do not want their roots disturbed.) or make one yourself from toilet paper rolls, cut the roll in half and make four cuts in the roll, 1/3 of the way up. Fold in the bottom like you would close a box. Fill them with a light potting soil, pack it down with your fingers, add seed  slices, fill with soil and then plant the seed 1/2-1 "/" deep.

  • Cover the seed as Sweet Peas need darkness to germinate. Cover with newspaper and keep out of any sunlight untill seedlings appear at 70-75°F  for 5-7 days.

  • As the seedlings grow they will start to become tall and leggy. When they have 3-4 pairs of leaves pinch and leave 2-3 pairs of leaves. You can encourage them to produce side shoots by pinching out the tips of the sweet peas. Simply nip off the top of the stem just above a set of leaves. This will make each plant much bushier and more robust. And the more shoots there are, the more flowers will be produced. 

  • Space your transplants  5-6 " apart, this is important as the proper spacing is for the health of your plant with air circulation to prevent disease and gives the roots their individula space to forage and get nutrients.

  • Once your sweet peas are growing well and the main risk of frost has passed, you can pop them outside to acclimate them to outdoor conditions for a week or so in time allotments before planting them out.
  • Plant in a bright sunny area in the ground or container. 
 

 

 

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