Sweet Peas

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by Mutti, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. Mutti

    Mutti Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Does anyone in the more southern parts of the country have ways of growing sweet peas?? Used to have armfuls in MI but just gets too hot too fast here in so. MO. What about winter sowing? Types that take the heat better,perhaps? DEE
     
  2. rocket

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    I'm growing mine right now.
     

  3. rwinsouthla

    rwinsouthla Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Mine are growing fine right now. Just picked some this weekend. First frost last week got some of the buds but left others. South Louisiana zone 8/9
     
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    So when do you pplant them? Can I do so this or next month with success?
     
  5. Mutti

    Mutti Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Well, took a leap of faith and planted them a la' the winter sowing method. Hopefully, they will grow into sturdy plants in their own time. DEE
     
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    Hey Guys;Here in Southern CA.the Only way to grow them is plant the seeds in the Late Fall-Winter.they sprout before Spring and are pretty much played out by Summer.I only grow the original (Purple) variety.-
     
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    In SC, we are putting them in the ground right now,for early spring picking.
     
  9. rwinsouthla

    rwinsouthla Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can probably plant them now and grow them through the late winter, early spring. If it comes a frost, you may want to cover them. North AL and Sough AL would be different. Upper teens/low 20s (N. AL) they may be toast if left uncovered. Upper 20s/Low 30s (S. AL), they'll be okay. You may lose a bud or two but they should do fine. Don't expect alot of thick bushes due to slow growing. I get mine in the ground when the air temps are still mid 80s or so so they get 3-5 weeks of warmth to grow before putting on buds.