Sweet Pea - Flying The Flag
This is an impressive tricoloured mixture of red, white and blue. T&M specially selected the small flowered heirlooms, including Queen Alexandria, Dorothy Eckford and Lord Nelson for their strong fragrance which will enhance your garden and vases indoors. They are superb for arches, trellis, obelisks and cutting.
Sow October to January indoors, or March to April outdoors. Soak seeds overnight in warm water before sowing 1cm deep, 3 seeds per 7.5cm pot, in free-draining, damp, seed compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C until after germination which takes 7-21 days. Do not exclude light. Spring sowings can be sown outdoors, 2.5cm deep, in drills 7.5cm apart. Overwinter October sown plants in cooler conditions such as a cold frame before planting out in spring, when the ground has warmed, 23-3cm apart. Pinch out growing point once the second pair of leaves has opened. Water freely in dry weather. Remove faded flowers regularly to encourage more blooms.