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SWEETPEAS - 2021

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by ARMANDII, Jan 1, 2021.

  1. mazambo

    mazambo Forever Learning

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    Thanks @NigelJ I saw a young girl on an episode of garderners world last year cutting off the tendrils and tying in her sweet peas, is that necessary?
     
  2. NigelJ

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    @mazambo I really don't know, possibly if growing for exhibition purposes you might want more control over them.
     
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    Here's a gardening related question from me - for a change...:biggrin:.

    Starting to panic a bit. I've planted out some sweet peas - their roots were poking out of the jiffy plugs - so they needed to get into the ground.

    Problem is the cold snap about to hit us - do I need to cover the sweet peas to protect from frost?

    I read that they are half hardy down to -5c - and last week Monty commented that they a more robust than people believe. We're going to be hit with -2c here on Sunday - should I be covering the sweet peas or am I being over cautious?
     
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    Mine have been outside since early Feb, just haven't got round to planting them and they are looking fine.
    At this time of year it's not likely to be -2°C for very long. If you are worried putting a few sheets of news paper over the top of them, overnight, should keep them safe.
     
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    • Scrungee

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      I understand this latest cold chill is coming from Greenland, who left the EU in 1985 so your plants should be safe :biggrin:
       
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      • Flumpy

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        I live in the northwest, I’m debating wether I can plant my sweetpeas out ?, it’s forecast 100% rain tomorrow and Friday :what:
         
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        Think I found the problem with my sweetpeas I found loads of these under the soil………….
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