Sow­ing af­ter­care

Amateur Gardening - - Contents -

Keep pests and dis­eases at bay

Although they are hardy, once your sweet peas are sown they need a level of care to keep them healthy.

To keep hun­gry mice away, soak the seeds briefly in liq­uid paraf­fin as an ef­fec­tive de­ter­rent.

Slugs and snails will be at­tracted by their ten­der young growth, so reg­u­larly spray seedlings with Graz­ers G2 slug and snail re­pel­lent to keep them safe.

Stand­ing pots on gravel in the cold­frame also helps.

Poor ven­ti­la­tion is a com­mon mis­take that leads to fun­gal prob­lems such as botry­tis grey mould. When weather is warm enough, open the green­house and cold­frame door to cir­cu­late air. Close them at dusk.

Poor ven­ti­la­tion leads to mould Stand pots on a layer of gravel to de­ter slugs and snails

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