Sweet Pea Plants

Sweet Peas

1sandyparish added on April 1, 2017 | Answered

My plants are growing and spreading but it is April 1 and no flowers yet. When should I expect blooms? I live in San Diego and the plants were planted as seeds in the fall and are now almost 4 feet tall.

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Liz Baessler
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 4, 2017

There are a few reasons they might not be flowering. The most likely cause is too little light - ideally they should be getting 16 hours per day. There's also a decent chance that they're getting too much nitrogen and not enough phosphorous. You can read more about troubleshooting here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/sweet-pea/sweet-peas-not-blooming.htm

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