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Sweet Peas - seedlings

Hi all, I sowed my sweet peas early March, and most have germinated but they are looking quite pathetic and yellowy-green!  I sowed them in seed compost, should I start to repot them in general compost, any ideas?  Oh I should say they live in the greenhouse.  Temperatures vary from -2 - 48 degrees!!

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  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    Mine germinated in 3 days and were potted on after 2 weeks , pinched out already in an unheated porch, lots of light.



    Are the roots poking out the bottom of the pot?



    Sounds like they need potting on.
  • MawbsMawbs Posts: 13

    Yes the roots are poking out, i'll pot them on then this weekend, that's another job!  Thank you!!

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 16,795

    They sound hungry. Seed compost is low on fertiliser. Need potting on. Sweet peas are quite hardy, but they won't like 48°! Pot on then harden them off as soon as you can.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • MawbsMawbs Posts: 13

    Thanks Busy-Lizzie, will definite do as you say!image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Have a look also at David K's thread on sweet peas.  He's our resident expert, although he'd deny that!

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    Have a look also at David K's thread on sweet peas.  He's our resident expert, although he'd deny that!

    ...having said that, I can't find it!  Anyone know where it's gone?

  • MawbsMawbs Posts: 13

    I've just been trying to find the thread, so if anyone does know where it is, please can they let us know...... Thank you!!

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Just bumped it Steve. image

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

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    Mine have been a dead loss so far.  I sowed them in the autumn and left them out in a sheltered place.  They got leggy, despite pinching out - my yard is just too dark I think, and also waterlogged.  I've been away for three weeks now - they're probably dead!

  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
    Autumn sowing is too much hassle...

    So much easier in spring
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