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Sweet pea relocation

i have a total of 6 sweet pea plants in my garden planted within the passed couple of months, they are growing exceptionally well however my husband planted them all within the same location... I want to move a couple of them elsewhere in the garden but am unsure if I should do this

I would appreciate any help at all



  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Personally I wouldn't move them Danielle, especially if they're growing well. You'll just have to train your OH better for next year.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,169

    Sweet pea plants are very deep rooted and if they have been in place for the couple of months you mentioned then I wouldn't advise moving them as the shock of root damage may see them off. Just make a mental note to supervise Hubby next year and enjoy your sweet peas where they are. image

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,169

    Snap Dave!

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Thanks for your feedback... Yes I supervise him from now on haha

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,034

    What a shame Danielle. As long as they have sufficient room to grow, and aren't competing too much for water and nutrients, they'll be fine.

    They do get quite big and bushy though, so if you feel there are too many in the location you have them, it might be best to remove a couple simply to give the others better growing conditions. They can get a bit mildewy, and look a bit rough at the bottom if they get very crowded and dry. Good air circulation helps to keep them healthy. Just use your own judgement as they grow  image

    and get the under gardener trained up for next year...image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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