We live in zone 6a and I have been gardening and cooking for years. This blog is an opportunity for me to share with you my success and those failures that come about on occasion. Plus, I want to hear from all the gardeners and bakers and cooks out there and learn from you. Feel free to share your ideas.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sweet Peas

I have had trouble with sweet peas taking off  and I love these flowers. So I started the seeds indoors and hopefully will  have success in transplanting these

Another great place to find plant trays with plastic  lids is the Dollar Store.They have large aluminum foil cake pans with high top plastic  lids. Perfect for starting seeds and cheap.


  1. The sweet peas are very easy to grow: put your chosen seeds in tepid (not hot!) water and let them soak overnight. Do not let them soak any longer than this. The next day, plant them about one half inch deep in soil and water them well once. Put a sheet of newspaper over them or put them someplace fairly warm; such as on top of the refrigerator. Check them after about 5 days and do not water them again unless they are in danger of drying out. If they are damp, that is fine. When they start to come up you can water regularly each week and put them in full sun once they appear. When they are up about three inches or so and have three sets of leaves, you can transplant comfortably. Settle them in, water well, and guard against slugs and snails until they get up about 6 to 8 inches. It is best to put your supports up when planting the starts, then just tie them in as they grow. Do not fertilize until the first flush of blooms, then give low nitrogen food (tomato food is fine!) and pick them regularly.

    I have been growing sweet peas for many years and many of them!