Sweet Peas - Zone 4A


Old 04-07-06, 09:23 AM
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Sweet Peas - Zone 4A

I tried sweet peas last year with not one single blossom and only a couple of plants reaching 6" long.

I see they can be started inside, and I have the equipment.

Do you all suggest I try it that way, or go ahead and plant them outside soon ??

It's 30+/- at night, 40-60 days

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Old 04-07-06, 02:38 PM
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It would help to start them inside. Check with your local agricultural extension service on when to set them out.
Old 04-07-06, 10:55 PM
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Sweet peas are considered cool weather annuals. Knowing when to plant them is one of the secrets to growing them. They germinate best when soil is 55-65 degrees. Once they germinate they can handle the 75-80 degree temps. So planting early while soil is still cool is important. If you live where temps suddenly go from cool to hot, then starting plants indoors six to eight weeks before transplanting is recommended.
Old 04-08-06, 04:26 AM
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Thanks a ton - everyone is just reconfirming what I thought. Guess I will start some inside, and put some out. People are starting to plant peas here, so perhaps the time is right.

Ironically I can grow just about everything else and have quite a perennial garden


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