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  • Some Sweet Pea Tips from Easton

    30th June 2016GeneralStephanie Donaldson
    • Ursula’s recommends growing sweetpeas up a circle of pig netting rather than a wigwam which narrows at the top and restricts flowering – unless you have the time and space to grow them as cordons
    • She has found that planting a rye grass green manure in ground where sweet peas will grow the following year produces stronger plants that flower for longer
    • Don’t use bamboo canes – the plants find it too slippery to cling to and need more tying in
    • I asked one of her team about a problem I have had with my own sweetpeas failing to form flowers properly at the end of the stem I was told that this was caused by temperature fluctuations early in the season. Apparently I have done the right thing by removing these stems to encourage the formation of new flowers
    • Pick, pick, pick to keep your plants as productive as possible for as long as possible
    Look carefully and you will spot the pig netting

    Look carefully and you will spot the pig netting

     

    This is my new favourite variety - Juliet - subtle colours and deliciously fragrant

    This is my new favourite variety – Juliet – subtle colours and deliciously fragrant

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