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Sweet peas
« on: February 18, 2014, 13:04 »
If I planted sweet peas now and left them in the house until they poke throught the compost, then transfer to a cold greenhouse would they be ok.?  When can they go outside?
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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 13:35 »
Yes, it's what I've just done  :)
Mine will go into the greenhouse as soon as they've all germinated, and get planted out, usually, at the beginning of April.
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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 13:37 »
I sowed mine 5 seeds per 5 inch pot and left them in the greenhouse straight away and the have germinated okay.  They probably took a bit longer to show than in the house but it means I can miss out the transitional stage. 
I did chit them first as it was seed I saved from last year and I wasn't sure on their viability. I think sweet peas are quite tough and will do okay as long as it isn't too frosty.
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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 14:11 »
If I put them in the greenhouse before germination  mice eat them  >:(

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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 16:36 »
Thanks for your replies, mine got eaten 2012 so not going to put them in the greenhouse to germinate.

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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 23:24 »
Haven't had mice in the greenhouse so far...touch wood!

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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2014, 01:33 »
Haven't had mice in the greenhouse so far...touch wood!

Perhaps they don't like your variety of sweet peas?

Lucky you.  :lol:

Good luck with them... the sweet peas... not the mice.  ;)
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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2014, 09:28 »
i thought it was far to early here in rainy salford lancs but having read this thread am now going to sow our seeds saved from last year as well,we pinch the tops out when at 4" so we should be well covered for time before going in there final garden positions . . . . . something to occupy my itchy fingers anyway lol !   :lol:
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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #8 on: February 19, 2014, 09:35 »
My itchy fingers sowed my home saved sweet pea seeds yesterday   :lol:  I'm risking the greenhouse for germination as I've never had mouse problems in there. 


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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2014, 09:44 »
Mine have just come through (after 5 days) on my kitchen windowsill and will be transferred to the cold greenhouse very shortly - they are the remainder of a pack bought last year from Lidl for the princely sum of 25p and they produced a good range of "old-fashioned" colours with a great scent for months on end.

Not looked to see if they are still selling them this year though.
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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2014, 19:29 »
My everlasting ones are starting to poke through shall i take them out of the propagator straight away then keep them in the spare room until when?
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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2014, 16:56 »
I am planting some at the weekend.

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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2014, 18:00 »
I have planted some in a tray in the kitchen, some in the cold greenhouse and still have some seed left so may plant them later or pass them on once I know that the ones that I have planted are ok

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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2014, 20:54 »
Anyone know what the 'perennial sweet pea' actually is - I noticed on the packet today that it said it was a 'sweet pea type' plant?

I've got a load of SP coming on in the greenhouse - so much that I've had to plant some of it out - I quite expect that the slugs will take 90%.

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Re: Sweet peas
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2014, 21:06 »
just sown 200 sweet peas today and still have loads of seeds left . . . . but jane and I love the smell on a summers evening  :D  :D



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