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why are the leaves on my sweetpeas turning yellow and starting to curl up they are watered everyday and have not had much sunshine



  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Could I suggest you repost your question here- David has started a sweet pea thread and it would be nice to have all the questions and answers in one place to help other posters?

    sweet pea queries

  • weejennyweejenny Posts: 386

    Exactly what I was going to say I reckon David k knows everything you need to know about sweet peas

  • Erm...I take your point folks, but let's be mindful that this poster has only made 3 posts so far and is probably still finding his way around.

    Derrick - I think your sweet peas have been over-watered, this leads to root rot and subsequently yellowing of the leaves. It should be borne in mind that sweet peas (and other plants for that matter) just don't need everyday watering on the dull days we've had this year.

    There is one other thing it may be and that is magnesium deficiency, although I think this is less likely.

  • weejennyweejenny Posts: 386

    Told you he was your man nothing he doesnt know about sweetpeas.

  • weejenny wrote (see)

    Told you he was your man nothing he doesnt know about sweetpeas.

    Flatterer! image

  • Ellie21Ellie21 Posts: 1

    My sweatpeas have not fllowered yet!  The leaves at the bottom are patchy and yellowy-brown plus some of them are a bit holey!  Maybe I've overwatered them?  Our soil is clay so it holds the moisture so maybe I didn't need to water them as often as I did.  Will they still flower do you think?

  • Rachel NRachel N Posts: 2
    Will yellowed sweetpeas recover from overwatering? !

    Thank you
  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,243

    Mine don't look too good at all and have hardly grown.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,088

    Rachel - it does depend on how wet and soggy they got, but this warm dry weather should help.  

    Lily, how long have they been planted out?  If I remember correctly it wasn't too long ago?  They're probably getting their root system developed - mine have been out a while and are just starting to really grow now. 


    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • star gaze lilystar gaze lily Posts: 17,243


    Hi Dove, not exactly sure....meant to note plant out date in my little book, but didn't image?...but 3/4wks They are no taller then when i planted.

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