Sweet Pea Old Fashioned
A traditional favourite with large, ruffled blooms that are heavily perfumed. This vigorous sweet pea variety continues producing an abundance of blooms well into spring.
- Sweetly scented
- Late season blooms
Choose a sunny, well-drained sheltered position. Work in lime and Yates Blood & Bone before planting. Sow into damp soil beside trellis or support (up to 2m) direct where they are to grow. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix and firm down. Do not water for a couple of days after sowing.
Support small seedlings with twigs until they can reach trellis. Begin applying Yates Thrive Soluble Flower & Fruit Plant Food regularly when buds appear to improve blooming. Protect from snails and slugs with Yates Blitzem.
For best results have trellis running in a north-south direction. Use seeds of all sizes as seeds of darker coloured flowers are often small and shrivelled. Pick blooms regularly to promote further flowering. At the end of the season improve soil by digging in these nitrogen-rich plants.