One Sweet Pea is Up!

The first sweet pea poked it’s head out of the soil on Jan. 29th. I planted four of them on the 23rd, so this is super fast germination! I’ve never grown sweet peas from seed before, but I’ve heard they can be tricky to germinate. One out of four is not too shabby, and its looking really strong!

According to Floret Flower, when the plant is 4-6″ tall, I should “pinch out the central growing tip, just above a leaf joint, leaving just two or three leaf nodes” in order to encourage bushier growth. Let’s hope this guy makes it to 4-6″ and does poop out on me like the parsley and chervil!

There is no sign of the peas in the garden coming up, but it’s a bit chillier out there, so I’m expecting them to take longer to germinate. There is also no sign of rats digging around the seeds, so that’s a good sign.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.