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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 Posts: 8,265
    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.
    Since 2019 I've lived in east Clare, in the west of Ireland.
  • selinasallyselinasally Posts: 166
    aha thanks- I will strulch and tie 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    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....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,669
    I don't tie in,they get to tucked into the obelisk,and wend their merry way
  • FireFire Posts: 18,112
  • selinasallyselinasally Posts: 166
    Fire said:
    so - I heard it on GQT and looked dit up and thought- I MUST grow it  :D
  • FireFire Posts: 18,112
    They would make great presents.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 1,011
    edited May 2021
    Perfect for the thread about plants you’d avoid buying if the name put you off.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,112
    I added it already - except I would love to buy it.
  • dappledshadedappledshade Posts: 1,011
    Ditto 😁
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