Sweet Pea - Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill is a slightly scented Spencer type that has the most beautiful deep crimson flowers with well ruffled petals.
Sow from September to April. September and April sowings can be made in flowering site, 2cm deep. For later sowings, place in pots, with 5 seeds in each. For October, November and March sowings, keep in a cold frame. For January sowings, keep in a heated glasshouse. Glasshouse raised seedlings should be hardened off during March. Plant out pot grown seedlings in the flowering site, 15cm apart in April. Thin direct sown seedlings to 10cm apart. Provide sturdy support for plants. Pick flowers regularly to encourage new growth. Ready to pick from late June to September.