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Sweet pea plants lack of roots

GrajeanGrajean Posts: 363
Half of my sweet pea plants have not produced much root, nothing showing at base of pot. Others are fine, all sown same time, same compost and conditions. New seed. Too late to re-sow? I have been growing sweet peas for years and never had this happen could it be the late spring?


  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,761
    Fruit and veg,!! Dont eat them,I sowed mine second batch 19th March,they are 8 inches tall am staggered, champagne bubble and cupani, Perennials not one has germinated
  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 363
    Oooops, wrong category!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,968
    Don't worry about that @Grajean. No one really takes any notice of  where you post, they look at the thread title and respond if able  :)
    Even if you sow seeds of the same batch in identical compost and conditions, they won't all germinate at the same time. 
    Not too late to re sow. It will give you a succession of flowering plants into later in the season. Ideally, they take 2 to 3 weeks or so to germinate, and if you sow indoors, they'll come away quite quickly now, and will catch up. All my March/April ones are still only about 3 to 6 inches tall, as it's too cold for them to really get going.
    That's pretty standard for here anyway, but I'll still have flowers in Sept/October.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • GrajeanGrajean Posts: 363
    Thank you Fairy Girl. I have one last packet of seed so may try another sowing.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,968
    Nothing to lose  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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