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Sweet Pea Old Fashioned Mix

These are the ‘grandiflora’ sweet peas so popular in Victorian times. They are smaller flowered than modern types and so dainty and simple in form. The delicious scent will transport you to a more romantic world. Sowing Indoors
Almost fill 12cm (5in) pots with seed and cutting compost
Sow 5 seeds, evenly spaced per pot and lightly cover with a little more compost
Water well after sowing, but not again until seedlings have emerged
Place in warmth 10-15°C (50-60°F)

Growing On
Grow on in unheated conditions, ideally in a cold frame
Pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushier plant growth and more flowers
Plant out 20cm (8in) apart from March onwards in a sunny position

Sowing Outdoors
Sow seeds in pre-watered, warm soil 2cm (1in) deep, 10cm(4in) apart
Keep soil moist until seedlings emerge

Aftercare
Support young plants with canes, netting or trellis to about 1.8cm (6ft)

Sow

January – April or September – October

Flower

May – August

£2.49

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