How long for Sweet Peas to Germinate

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fatbelly

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How long for Sweet Peas to Germinate
« on: March 22, 2008, 13:31 »
Hi we sown some sweet pea seeds in our unheated greenhouse two weeks ago and so fat not one has germinated!
Anyone know how long they take to germinate.
Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008, 13:33 »
Mine did take quite a while to come up about 2-3 week i think its because its so darn cold at the mo i'd give them another week at least or if you really really want to know dig one up and have a look :wink:
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Re: How long for Sweet Peas to Germinate
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008, 14:56 »
Quote from: "fatbelly"
Hi we sown some sweet pea seeds in our unheated greenhouse two weeks ago and so fat not one has germinated!
Anyone know how long they take to germinate.
Thanks


I always pre-soak my sweet peas overnight before sowing as these seeds have a very hard seed case,this seems to help in quickening germination.

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« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2008, 23:06 »
It's cold as Wild one said, it depends on temperature how long they are going to take. :)
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How long for Sweet Peas to Germinate
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008, 07:54 »
Approx germination time is about 14 days but this can obviously take longer in colder temperatures

You can speed things up by nicking or chipping the seed with a knife as they've got a hard coating. You can also pre germinate the seed by sowing on a tray of damp kitchen paper and covering with cling film, they should come through in a few days.

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How long for Sweet Peas to Germinate
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008, 10:09 »
if theyre in an unheated green house then 2-3 weeks if you have kept them to wet they may have rotted off have a dig in one and see if theyre sprouting or gone all mushy
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How long for Sweet Peas to Germinate
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008, 16:15 »
mine were in unheated greenhouse for 3 weeks with no germination so i brought them indoors and they germinated in 4 days so it was obviously just to cold in the greenhouse still.
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