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Q.I Have A Hanging Basket Of Sweet Peas That Got Flooded….will They Die?

Zone Chester | Annie_deva added on June 28, 2020 | Answered

The hanging basket was left out and got flooded, thou I put holes in the plastic before planting they are changing colour and going a paler colour, got them in a green house at the mo due to bad weather again. Is it worth changing the compost to see if it helps them? They are about 4 inches tall at the moment.

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Answered on July 1, 2020

Starting over will be the best, and fastest way to a decent flower set.Sweet Peas do not recover well from problems, and when they do, they will be in poor health not likely flowering well.

Make sure to use a container that already contains an adequate number and size of drainage holes. Change the soil and mix potting soil with compost to avoid overfeeding. Overfeeding peas will cause lush growth, but none of the fragrant flowers.

Here is an article that will help:


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