Top Questions About Sweet Pea Plants

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Questions About Sweet Pea Plants

Asked by
havelock on
September 4, 2012

Q. Would Like Sweet Peas

How to grow flowers, including sweet peas, for daughter’s wedding on June 29, which will bloom in time. We live in West Yorks, a bit high and not very sheltered.

Answered by
Heather on
September 16, 2012
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Anonymous on
October 18, 2014

Q. everlasting sweetpea

How long should I leave everlasting sweetpea seeds to dry out for before bagging them up for storage?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 20, 2014
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Once they feel dry and hard, they are ready to be stored.

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Anonymous on
December 13, 2014

Q. harvesting sweet pea seeds

I have picked some sweet pea pods from a friend’s plant. Some are ripe and some are still green. Can I ripen the green ones in the hot water cupboard or similar? Thanks.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
December 15, 2014
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Plant seeds, whether for flowers or some other kind of plant, need to ripen on the plant before you pick them. As far as I know, there's no way to ripen seeds off the plant. This article has more information on saving seeds: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/fgen/harvesting-garden-seeds.htm

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Asked by
tgossel on
June 24, 2015
Vail AZ

Q. Why would a sweet pea bush have yellow leaves?

Planted these a few months ago and they were doing great, but one has yellowing leaves. It has been in the 100’s and have been watering daily. They said they were drought tolerant.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 25, 2015
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Yellowing leaves are a sign of watering issues. With temperatures as high as your receiving, I would say it is a lack of water.
Water more and make sure you are watering deep enough. You will need to water twice a day with temperatures above 85 degrees.

Here is a link with care information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/sweet-pea/care-of-sweet-peas.htm

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Anonymous on
July 12, 2015

Q. Sweet peas

My sweet pea plant is starting to get yellow leaves on the bottom part of the plant and lots of pods all of a sudden. Overwatering? Am I supposed to be doing something for the plant to be fuller? Do I want pods? Thanks.

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Downtoearthdigs on
July 13, 2015
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Yellow leaves can happen for a number of reasons. If leaves turn yellow suddenly, as opposed to yellowing slowly over time, the #1 cause in too little moisture in the soil. Try watering more, or more often.

You may also find this article helpful:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm

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Anonymous on
July 16, 2015

Q. Sweet pea flowers

I cannot get sweet peas to mature into a flower. When is the best time to grow them? The sun can be too much for them all day, I found, or do I need shade for them. Do they like what kind of soil? I need help because I have gone through about 10 packs of seeds.

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Downtoearthdigs on
July 18, 2015
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They do enjoy sunlight, but in high temps will need extra water to compensate for the inevitable heat stress. If they are healthy but not blooming, they likely do have too much nitrogen. Give them some phosphorus to balance them back out. Bone meal is a good source of phosphorus.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 28, 2015

Q. vines

After a killing frost, should sweet pea vines, hops vines, and wild grape vines be cut back?

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