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Sheila 5Sheila 5 Posts: 51

I've grown sweet peas for a number of years. This year the stems were very long initially but have got shorter each picking so now they will fit into an egg cup.

I planted them in well manured slightly alkaline soil mixed with multipurpose compost in a sunny position in the garden.

I can't remember such consistently short stems. Is it the variety?

Any solutions?


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,706

    Mine do the same. They did it last year with lots of water, and this year with less. I give them a feed, dead head everything, and they picked up.

  • XX Posts: 707

    Mine are doing the same Sheila, nice long stems for a few weeks, picked loads of them and the stems on new flowers are growing shorter than the initial ones.  Not sure why.

  • Rosie31Rosie31 Posts: 483

    Same here.  Would really like to know why!

  • I am also having the exact same problem! Not a great year for my sweet peas compared to last year 

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