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Sweet Peas (Marshalls Seeds)

How to Grow Sweet Peas

SOWING TIMES
Indoors: January to March or September to October.
Outdoors: March to April.

SOWING INDOORS
Almost fill 12cm (5in) pots with seed and cutting compost. Sow five seeds, evenly spaced, per pot and lightly cover with a little more compost. Water well after sowing, but not again until seedings have emerged. Place in warmth 10-15*c (50-60*f).

GROWING ON
Pinch out the growing tips to encourage bushier plant growth and more flowers. Plant out 20cm (8in) apart from March onwards in a sunny position. March to April. Grow on in unheated conditions, ideally in a cold frame.

SOWING OUTDOORS
Sow seeds in pre-watered, warm soil 2cm (1in) deep, 10cm (4in) apart. Keep soil moist until seedlings emerge.

AFTERCARE
Support young plants with canes, netting or trellis to about 6ft (1.8m).

FLOWERING TIME
May to August.

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