Sweet Pea - T&M Prize Strain Mixed
This is a spectacular mix for the garden or the showbench that blends the best sweet peas for beauty, form, colour and fragrance. Sweet Pea 'T&M Prize Strain Mixed' combines breathtaking scented flowers, colours which glow in the sunlight, soft shades to harmonise, and strong colours to contrast - in fact, almost every tint imaginable. Height: 180cm. Spread: 30cm.
Sow sweet pea seeds indoors in October for transplanting outdoors in spring, or direct sow outdoors from March to April. In autumn, sow 3 seeds per 7.5cm pot at a depth of 1cm in free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 20-25C until germination, which takes 10-21 days. Once germinated, grow sweet peas on in cooler conditions, before transferring to a cold frame for overwintering. Spring sowings can be made outdoors directly into drills at a depth of 2.5cm, and a distance of 7.5cm apart. Pinch out the growing points of each stem once the second pair of leaves has opened to encourage bushier growth. In spring, plant out sweet peas at a distance of 23cm apart in any well drained garden soil in full sun. Train the stems onto a suitable support such as trellis or a free standing climbing frame.