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Sweet peas / Clitorea Ternatea Do I need to tie

selinasallyselinasally Posts: 166
edited May 2021 in Plants
Hi - first time planting these, grown ftom seed in root trainers - do I need to tie them in now ? They had been punched out ages ago and kept in in unheated  GH 


  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,860
    I usually tie mine in, though this year I've got some twiggy prunings which I've poked in the soil beside each plant, for them to climb initially.  If they're left lying on the soil they're very likely to get munched by passing slugs and snails, in my experience.
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • selinasallyselinasally Posts: 166
    aha thanks- I will strulch and tie 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,041
    You'll need to tie in sweet peas regularly. They rarely 'stay' conveniently on the supports  :)
    I wouldn't add a mulch of any kind. Just somewhere for slugs to lurk. Sweet peas need a lot of food and water to give their best. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,298
    I don't tie in,they get to tucked into the obelisk,and wend their merry way
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
  • selinasallyselinasally Posts: 166
    Fire said:
    so - I heard it on GQT and looked dit up and thought- I MUST grow it  :D
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    They would make great presents.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 982
    edited May 2021
    Perfect for the thread about plants you’d avoid buying if the name put you off.
  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 17,116
    I added it already - except I would love to buy it.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Top of the Hill, North London Posts: 982
    Ditto 😁
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