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Planting out sweet peas

LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 759
Hi all,

Are these ready to go out into the ground?



These were sown at the beginning of March  (I think, not good with record keeping!) from seeds collected from last year's plants. They've been kept in the plastic "greenhouse" since they were sown and I pinched out the bigger ones last weekend. Some of the smaller ones still need to be pinched out.

Do they still need a few weeks to grow on?

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,279
    They are ready, plant them out.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 759
    Thanks @punkdoc
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245
    Definitely. They could have been outside of that greenhouse anyway for a while, which would have been better  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,498
    Ours have been in the ground for a month now and whilst they didn't grow for a while now they are doing great.
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,498
    We used to buy sweet pea plants from a local grower and it was always around "half term" in Feb. They would be in pots and very well grown.
    We would keep them for some days and then plant them out.
    They always were very good plants that produced such fab flowers.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245
    Impossible to do that here @bertrand-mabel. Too much bad weather - snow/ice/frost.
    That's why it depends on location and climate, even with hardy annuals like those.  :)

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 759
    One more question, as I have so many sweet peas I'm not going to be able to plant them all out so I was going to give a few to friends. I know they don't like having their roots disturbed, right? But I don't really want to give people the root trainer pots as I'll not get them back, so will it be ok to pot a few up into individual pots?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,245
    They'll be fine.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,279
    No problem, nice thought.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • LatimerLatimer Latimer, BuckinghamshirePosts: 759
    punkdoc said:
    No problem, nice thought.
    I always feel so guilty putting little plants in the compost!!
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