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Sweet Peas - Short Stems?

bobloesbobloes Posts: 134
Morning All,

My sweet peas are/were doing OK but in common with previous years they start off with long stems, say 6 inches (15cm) and then very quickly revert to stems about half that size.  Aroma is still as expected and if I keep cutting they last as expected.  Is this size reduction normal or am I doing something wrong?




  • BenCottoBenCotto Posts: 4,120
    Same thing with me, bobloes. If you’re doing something wrong then we’re in this together.
    Rutland, England
  • AdstidAdstid Posts: 78
    The stems get shorter if they're short of water. That might be it.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 50,155
    Perfectly normal for them to shorten as the season progresses  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • bobloesbobloes Posts: 134
    Thanks all for your thoughts - I AM a bit tight with water - see my othe posts re roses.  Damn I am going to have to open my pockets.  Cheers.
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