Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 43: Sow sweet peas

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

The sweet pea is the queen of hardy an­nu­als. Those look­ing for an early and pro­longed dis­play for next sum­mer, and to win prizes at the show, should sow the seed now. The ven­er­a­ble prac­tices of chip­ping and soak­ing seeds overnight have now been de­bunked. Take a 3in pot, fill it with free-drain­ing com­post and press it evenly down a lit­tle from the rim. With the end of a pen­cil, make five holes around the edge and drop a seed into each. Fid­dle some com­post back into the holes, insert the la­bel and water. Keep a writ­ten record as backup.


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