Sweet Peas Up

– Posted in: Garden Tweets, What's up/blooming

Sweet peas sown 5/21 sprouted yesterday. That’s 12 days. Need to remember for next year.

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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Kate Babbitt June 22, 2009, 7:16 am

Hi Kathy,

How are your sweet peas doing? The ones I planted from seed are up but growing very slowly. The ones I started inside in March (which in hindsight was too early!) are flowering or about to flower. This is my first year growing them in zone 5b, so I’m happy with any success.

Kathy Purdy June 22, 2009, 8:43 am

The tallest sprouts are about a foot tall. Hmm, it just occurs to me that last year I pinched them to make them more bushy. I wonder if it’s too late to do that? I’ll have to check that sweet pea book out of the library again.

Karen Brees June 2, 2009, 11:20 am

Living here in the western Rockies, the growing season is about 52-54 days long. Maybe. We plant the 1st of June. Get most of our seeds from Vesey and Burpee – the short season varieties.