Friday, September 16, 2016

Sweet Peas

Now is the time to plant Sweet Peas from seed! I planted mine around the first of this month and already have sprouts.  Yay! I soaked them overnight in water before I planted. 

I am so excited about them this year.  Or should I say next year. They are the only annual that takes SO LONG from sprout to flower.  It takes like 6 or 7 months for flowers to come! Marigolds take like 4 weeks!  Tomatoes take about 8 weeks!  

The reason I am more excited this time is because I brought back with us a packet of Lisa Marie(silver grey and pink flowers seen there were stunning!) seeds from the Chelsea Flower Show in London(back in May). 

Lisa Marie Sweet Peas from The Chelsea Flower Show

And I ordered some ORANGE Sweet Pea seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.   That's right!  ORANGE Sweet Peas!   And I got 2 different orange varieties. I have never seen orange Sweet Peas. Yay!  They should be excellent! 

So if you're in SoCal or the West and want Sweet Peas, go buy some, soak them and plant them ASAP!  

Happy Gardening! 

1 comment:

  1. I'm excited for your sweet peas, too! The pkg you got in UK is stunning....& the orange almost looks like a CA poppy-orange. My grandma grew sweetpeas every year...I'm living at her former home & redoing the garden, and your blog is lovely inspiration...thank you :).