Getting your garden into mint condition
bursting back into leaf now so if you haven’t yet tidied up your clumps and removed the dead or straggly winter growth, do it now. water regularly to keep them from drying out. Sweet pea seedlings are irresistible to snails and slugs so keep them well protected with bait to prevent them being chewed down to the ground.
To encourage strong side shoots, pinch out the tips when seedlings have grown to around 10cm.
A great tip from the Kings Seeds blog is to add Epsom salts to the soil which adds a boost of magnesium that increases both the colour intensity and perfume of the flowers.
Once your sweet peas begin flowering, pick blooms regularly to ensure a continuous supply.