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Mr Fothergills - Flower - Sweet Pea - Air Warden - 20 Seeds

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Mr Fothergills - Flower - Sweet Pea - Air Warden - 20 Seeds

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Sweet Pea - Air Warden

Air Warden produces bold, scarlet, eye-catching blooms. This frilly Spencer type was first introduced in 1942. It has a good scent and is ideal for growing up trellis and for cutting. The hardy annual reaches the height of 180cm.

Sow indoors for surest results, January-March or September-October, 1.5cm deep, 5 seeds per 12cm pot of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame, greenhouse or cool windowsill. A temperature of 15°C is ideal. Keep moist. Seedlings usually appear in 12-21 days. Pinch out the growing tip, when two pairs of leaves have formed, to encourage bushy growth. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, avoiding frosts, before planting out into well-drained soil, March-May, 30cm apart. Support with tall canes or netting. Or, sow outdoors for ease, April-May, where they are to flower, 1.5cm deep, directly into finely-prepared, well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Sow 2 seeds together, every 30cm. Remove weaker seedlings, which can then be transplanted. Seeds sown in autumn generally flower earlier the following year. Flowers: May to October. Pick blooms regularly to prolong the flowering season.


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