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seakaleseakale Posts: 142

Gown in a large pot, plenty of growth, well watered and fed, no flowers.  Where am I going wrong? Might it be the weather and humididy.  All suggestions please



  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404

    Did you plant them quite late? Alternatively, the cold spring in lots of areas may have checked them so they might just be catching up now. 

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

  • Your not the only one seakale.

    My Sweet Peas have been really slow too and are yet to show any sign of even thinking of flowering : (

    I have planted mine out late (also into a large pot), but only 'cause the weather has been so bad here I dare'nt have done it any sooner. So I realize they'll have some catching up to do first, so I'm still kinda hopeful for some later-than-usual flowers with this sudden summer we're getting now. They look and seem healthy enough, so we'll see. There's still time yet.

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,404

    I don't expect sweet peas to flower before July here so it also depends whereabouts in the country you are image

    They'll continue into October here from spring sowings

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

  • I'm in the North east, in County Durham. Up here it's much slower to warm up, we get a lot of rain and horribly strong winds so everything is slower to grow, mature and produce : /

    In fact I've found through experience that it's a good idea to wait, even as long as a month later than others do, to start sowing and growing a lot of things.

    That's why I'm still hopeful for them. But, personally, I've never actually grown Sweet Peas before, so I wasn't sure what to expect from them.

  • cathy43cathy43 Posts: 373

    I've only just got my first flower! Its been cool up until this last week, but at least it means they will keep going all summer

  • I've got my first buds : 3

    So, see seakale, it really isn't too late. Be patient and I'm sure you'll be next : )

  • LandlubberLandlubber Posts: 396

    Don't think I will even see any flowers this year - I sowed seeds in late May and are only about three inches high, but might get a show this year with a lot of luck....image

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  • seakaleseakale Posts: 142

    Sweet peas have started flowering, very short stems and white and green leaves, flowers very small.  I ordered pale blue and white but some red have crept in.


    any pointers from the others out there, I am a first time grower, from seed

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