Growing Calendar for Sweet Pea Unwins Finest Collection- Seeds
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Sweet Pea Unwins Finest Collection Four of our best varieties, in one value for money packet. All are totally different types- Prima Donna is an old fashioned pink bloomed variety, Romeo is an improved ‘Grandiflora’ white with blue picotee, Oxford Blue, a navy blue classic spencer, and Champagne Bubbles a totally unique lemon- cream flushed with amber.
Indoors: Jan- March or Sept- Oct
Outdoors: March- April
Special note: Do not chip the seeds nor soak them in water before sowing. Sept- Oct sowings produce the most vigorous and earliest flowering plants. Seedling are best over wintered in a cold frame under cloches.
Sowing indoors: Almost fill 12cm (5in) pots with moist seed compost. Sow five seeds, evenly spaced, per pot and lightly cover with a little more compost. Water well after sowing, but not again until seedling have emerged. Place in warmth 10-15 Deg C (50-60 Deg F).
Growing on: Grow on in unheated conditions, ideally in a cold frame. Pinch out the growing tips of plants produced from January to March sowings. Plant out 20cm (8in) apart from March onwawrds.
Sowing Outdoors: Sow seeds in pre- watered soil 2cm (1in) deep, 10cm (4in) apart. Keep soil moist until seedlings emerge and water as required in dry spells.
Aftercare: Support young plants with canes, netting or trellis to about 180cm (6ft). Pick the blooms regularly to ensure a continuous supply.
This is really rewarding as you get tons of potential plants for great value. You can keep seeds for a long time- even buying them out of season and waiting until the appropriate time of year. Read our guide on how to get successful flowers from seed.
Our products are all grown with the utmost care and to high standards of quality. We regularly check our nursery stock to determine exactly when they will be at the optimum time for despatch.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days
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