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Monty's Sweet Pea

guttiesgutties Posts: 224
edited April 2019 in Plants
What's the thoughts on Monty planting out his Sweet Pea last week?

I would have thought this was too early, as I assumed they would be fairly tender.  Is that not actually the case?


  • PurplerainPurplerain Posts: 1,053
    I thought so too. Mine have been moved out to the cold frame, but we are still getting a morning frost so no, mine won't go out till mid to late May.
    SW Scotland
  • ColinAColinA Posts: 374
    I planted mine over three weeks ago and they are now growing well even thought he weather is cold but they have been outside all winter on the patio in pots
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,865
    Sweep peas are hardy, but will need acclimatising/hardening off before planting if they've been kept somewhere warm.  I expect Monty had his in a cold frame or even standing in a sheltered place outside before planting them.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,726
    They are very hardy, but don't like a cold wind.
    My first lot have been out for 2 weeks.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,937
    Monty probaby sowed them last autumn and kept them outside so they’ll be toughened up by now. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • After mine have germinated I grow them through the winter in a sheltered spot in their pots. I've planted out 5 lots already over the past month or so and they're doing well. As they've never been inside they did'nt need hardening off.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,928
    Sweet peas are tough as old boots ... they’ll overwinter outside or can be sown direct in early spring just as vegetable peas can.
    As has been said, if they’re growing away well they may need a bit of protection from being buffeted by the wind. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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