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Sweet pea buds yellowing

Hello- seeking advice on what to do to save my ailing sweet peas. I've been growing a few pots, from seed, and have been regularly watering and weekly feeding with an organic fertiliser. Just as the buds have started to appear, they have yellowed and seem dried out. A rudimentary internet search suggests it could be due to the recent fluctuations in temperature. My question is, should I remove these yellowed buds to encourage new growth, or just leave them to their own devices? Any thoughts, advice will be much appreciated. Thank you in advance (a novice Gardner)



  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504

    You're not alone Chloe. As the flowers haven't formed there won't be any pods to worry about, so it's up to you. If you leave them, they will drop off by themselves (which is my method). If you want to cut off the useless stems - your choice.

    Let's hope the weather settles down and the start doing their stuff.
    From my other patch I just picked these- 


    They're mostly High-Scent - not as floriferous as others but the most outstanding scent for a sweet pea

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • AllyblueeyesAllyblueeyes Posts: 378

    Pete8, they're beautiful - like a bride's bouquet.  Mine are suffering, along with my dwarf ones in hanging baskets.  Like you say, let's hope the weather settles and they get back on track.  

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,504

    Thanks very much - let's keep fingers x'ed!

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003

    Beautiful Pete8............the few sweet peas I planted in the garden from a mixed colour pack have only white flowers, there is 1 red coloured plant, so not a lot of colours! potted sweet peas are acting the same as yours, very disappointing.  Hopefully they will recover, although I do wonder if the pot I have mine in is too small, first time growing some in pots.

  • Chloe11Chloe11 Posts: 2

    Hey Mary- mine are in very small pots too. BUT, they are looking a tiny bit happier today. Fingers crossed for us all!

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