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Flush with Sweet Peas

August 28th, 2017

I have never grown sweet peas in the past, they’re just not something that has been on my list. This year, a friend and I ordered seeds together and she wanted to grow sweet peas. We split a large pack of seeds and I seeded a 40 foot long row of sweet peas along the back of the main vegetable garden. They started blooming a month or so ago and have been blooming profusely ever since. These are ‘Mammoth Choice’ sweat pea mix from Johnny’s Seeds.

I have so many that I’ve been picking bouquets and sending them to work with Mr Chiots and giving them away to friends. Will I grow them again, I’m not sure. I have yet to see any pollinators hovering around the blooms and that’s one of the reasons I grow flowers. They are nice for cutting and gifting, so maybe I’ll let a few set seed so I can save a few for next year.

What are you favorite cut flowers to grow?

One Comment to “Flush with Sweet Peas”
  1. Marina on August 28, 2017 at 9:45 am

    You are right, great for gift giving, but I never see pollinators on mine either.
    On the other hand, I have so many other plants they love…
    I am putting this JS mix on my next year’s list.
    I have bean buying 2 or three different packets, none shave been as nice as yours are!
    Happy gardening to you!

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