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Sweet Pea concentration

I have a concentration of Sweet Pea seedlings in the garden All in the same spot. About 15 of them. Between 4 and 7 inches tall.  Any problems if I dig them up and replant them along the line of the bed head I use as a trellis  ?

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    If you're careful, you should manage to rescue a few of them without too many problems.
    They will probably be a bit droopy at first, but you could always pinch out the tops of those - especially the biggest ones.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • They all seem to be intertwined underground so you are sayng I should dig the clump up and try separate them ? Or if I just leave them and see how many will survive and grow then just try spread them on the trellis?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    Ahh - I think I slightly misunderstood. I thought you wanted to separate them all into individual plants.
    If you water them thoroughly and dig them up, it should be easier to pull them apart a bit though. If they're really tangled, it might be better just to pull a few out altogether to leave about six or eight.   A large amount like you have, all in one spot, will probably struggle to do well as there will be too much competition for food and water.
    Perhaps you could even try just splitting them into three clumps and replanting. Some won't make it, but you'd be left with three clumps with about three plants in each which would all stand a good chance.   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thats exactly what I want as all in the same spot is a waste. Just I didnt know what to do. I think your ideas of digging them all up and separating into three clumps is the best and will try that. Thanks 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 45,984
    I think that would work best. They're not so big that you wouldn't be able to get them into three clumps. Go for it!
    If they don't all look viable after a week or two, you could always poke a couple of seeds in nearby too. Belt and braces  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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