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janebaljanebal Posts: 130

I grew sweet peas  for the first time in March - pinched them out, fed them with tomato food in the ground, put them in a sunny site, watered them. They grew like mad and made lots of leafy growth and tendrils everywhere but I had very few flowers. I cut off the flowers that did come carefully to stop seedpods developing but still very few flowers developed. Where did I go wrong? Variety was Matecuna. Thank you for any help.


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    You fed tomato food too soon and maybe too strong. You don't feed till after they start flowering.

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,678

    I think Dave is right.

    You did everything else right.

    Don't let it put you off though.

    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • janebaljanebal Posts: 130

    Thanks for your advice, Dave and Puncdoc. Have just been in the greenhouse sowing some bicoloured ones for next year  - Blue Ripple, Erewhon and Maloy. Forgot to check if they are scented but it is too late now.

    Next year I won't give them any tomato food until they show me they are making an effort to flower on their own. They'd better shape up next time!

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