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« on: November 08, 2006, 09:38 »
I know these aren't veg but they have a veggie name. I want to grow some because I like the colours and smell - is it true you start them now and overwinter them in your fantastic home-made greenhouse?
Self-sufficient in rasberries and bindweed. Slug pellets can be handy.

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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2006, 12:16 »
Yes you're right.  They like a nice deep soil to germinate in.  You can make your own deep pots using rolls of news paper standing in a seed tray and fill with compost.

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2006, 14:49 »
or throw them down where you want to grow them as you turn the soil over , loike wot i does  :lol:
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2006, 12:39 »
They're doing well - soil not deep enough though. I must rescue the situation at the weekend.
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« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2006, 18:58 »
All got blown over - plants OK but all lables mixed up. Who cares?

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« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2006, 19:55 »
back em up by starting soem in a cold frame or grenhouse . use polystrene cups . i am into the russel ones, plant them with your runner beans ,whe  you do them

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2006, 20:56 »
i'm still growing sweetpeas that my dad grew when i was nipper been saving the seeds for over 20 years,god knows how long he grew them for but i bet its 40 years or more.
feed the soil not the plants
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2006, 21:00 »
forgot to say i do 2 sowings one end of october and another in march/april this way you will have flowers for about 5-6 months.

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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2006, 21:23 »
Thanks everyone -  i'm sure 2007's crop will be better than 2006

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2006, 09:04 »
pinch off the tops and any side shoots now if you sown them early.i dont know why so dont ask  :wink:

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« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2006, 16:31 »
Thanks Shaun, I love a bit of mystery

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2007, 21:27 »
Here in Spain we grow 25 metres of sweet peas alogside our veggie patch to attract polinators as wekll as brighten up the spring plot. The seeds are own directly in the ground in november. The Spaniards could not understand at first why we grew something we could not eat. Initially a bunch was our visiting card to become known. But one by one they all have some of our seeds to griow themeslves.
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