Peter’s top sweet pea tips

Amateur Gardening - - Your Gardening Week -

1 Sweet peas are self-pol­li­nat­ing and come true from home saved seed. It is there­fore worth col­lect­ing seed pods from good named cul­ti­vars at the end of their sea­son.

2 Sweet pea seeds will hold ger­mi­na­tion over sev­eral years, but un­like most other seeds are bet­ter stored in paper pack­ets rather than dry air­tight tins or for longer pe­ri­ods in the deep freeze.

3 Au­tumn sown sweet peas will pro­duce seedlings that will with­stand re­ally hard frost. Cloche or cold frame cover is ad­vis­able how­ever to pro­tect from ex­ces­sive wet and bruis­ing winds.

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