Mr Fothergill’s Sweet Pea Old Times Seeds
€3.20 “Price excl. VAT: €2.82”
Large, fragrant, mauve tinged blooms on this ‘Spencer’ type produce some unusual shades. Its vigorous climbing habit make it an excellent choice for long-lasting cut flowers.
Plant Class: Hardy Annual (HA).
Sow indoors for surest results, January-March or September-October, 1.5cm (½”) deep, 5 seeds per 12cm (5″) pot of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, greenhouse or cool windowsill. A temperature of 15°C (60°F) is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 12-21 days. Pinch out the growing tip, when two pairs of leaves have formed, to encourage bushy growth. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil, March-May, 30cm (12″) apart. Or, sow outdoors for ease, April-May, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½”) deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Sow 2 seeds together, every 30cm (12″). Remove weaker seedling, which can then be transplanted. Seeds sown in autumn generally flower earlier the following year. Flowers: May to October. Pick blooms regularly to prolong the flowering season.
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