It's when I do most of mine Mary - so I'll give you a shout....
Sowing seeds straight into the same large pot in April?
I often do it like that - although this year, in March I sowed 3 to a pot into various depths of 3 inch pots. They were then planted out - a whole pot at each cane - into the big pots in mid May. I only did that because we had a very warm March, and it could have meant getting them out into their final spots and growing a lot earlier than normal. However, it still didn't get properly warm for good growth until late May/June as usual, but it meant I had the plants ready to go, leaving time to do other jobs!
Our season starts much later up here, so I rarely sow seed earlier. The plants just sit and sulk for a month as it's too cool to make any growth.
Fab, thanks so much
I live in Montana, elevation 5167 ft. Winter temps average 19 and lots of times it's -20. So we don't plant ANYTHING outside until May. Anyways for 3 years I had beautiful 8' tall sweet peas. Last year the yellow started and this year about 1/3 of the sweet peas lived. I had good germination. But bottoms are turning yellow and then brown tgen death! I need help!
Last edited: 12 August 2017 01:39:50
Difficult to advise Tami - most of the forum members are in the UK and your conditions will be very different by the sound of it!
They go yellow at the bottoms in most places - it's normal, especially as the plants mature. They don't really like excessive heat, so it may be that your summer temps are high and they're a bit dehydrated. Over here - they generally fare better in the ground than in pots as it's easier to prevent that, but it also depends on the soil - they need rich, moist soil to thrive, with plenty of food.
Your issue could be for another reason.