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!