Old Spice Blend

Old Spice Blend

SKU: FL3280
The best sweet pea choice for warmer climates or gardens, Old Spice Blend sweet pea seeds are a mix of old heirloom varieties that have weathered the test of time. Solid colours and some streaked flowers appear in cream, rose, white, pink, and purple on long stems that you'll want to bring inside as cut flowers. Read More

Exposure Full-sun

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More details about Old Spice Blend

Lathyrus odoratus. The best sweet pea choice for warmer climates or gardens, Old Spice Blend sweet pea seeds are a mix of old heirloom varieties that have weathered the test of time. Solid colours and some streaked flowers appear in cream, rose, white, pink, and purple on long stems that you'll want to bring inside as cut flowers. This is a good climber that deserves a stout trellis to support vines that grow to 120cm (48") tall. Make sure to keep the vines picked of all spent flowers and seed pods, and they will reward you with a very long flower period. Old Spice blooms after Mammoth, but before the Spencers.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Heirloom
    • Great for hot summers
    • Fragrant
    • Grows to 1.8m
    • Very colourful

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All About Old Spice Blend

Latin

Latin
Lathyrus odoratus and others
Family: Fabaceae

Difficulty

Difficulty
Easy

Season & Zone

Season & Zone
Exposure: Full sun

Timing

Timing
Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last average frost date for your area. Or direct sow outdoors in early spring, while the soil is still cool and light frost is still possible. Plants are strongest from an early, indoor sowing. Sweet peas can also be direct sown in the fall where winters are mild.

Starting

Starting
Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep. If starting indoors, chip seeds or soak them in warm water for 24 hours. Use a seed inoculant for the best results. Maintain a soil temperature of 12-18°C (55-65°F). Seeds should germinate in 10-20 days.

Growing

Growing
For best results, prepare the sweet pea bed the previous fall. Cultivate the soil to 45cm (18″) deep, incorporating a generous amount of finished compost. Also dig in bone meal. At transplant time, dig ¼ cup balanced organic fertilizer into the soil beneath each plant. Space vines at 15cm (6″) and provide trellis support. Mulch around plants to keep the soil as cool as possible, and water during dry weather. Keep plants picked to prolong the blooming period.

How to Grow Sweet Peas

Step 1: Timing

Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last average frost date for your area. Or direct sow outdoors in early spring, while the soil is still cool and light frost is still possible. Plants are strongest from an early, indoor sowing. Sweet peas can also be direct sown in the fall where winters are mild.

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds 1cm (½”) deep. If starting indoors, chip seeds or soak them in warm water for 24 hours. Use a seed inoculant for the best results. Maintain a soil temperature of 12-18°C (55-65°F). Seeds should germinate in 10-20 days.

Step 3: Growing

For best results, prepare the sweet pea bed the previous fall. Cultivate the soil to 45cm (18″) deep, incorporating a generous amount of finished compost. Also dig in bone meal. At transplant time, dig ¼ cup balanced organic fertilizer into the soil beneath each plant. Space vines at 15cm (6″) and provide trellis support. Mulch around plants to keep the soil as cool as possible, and water during dry weather. Keep plants picked to prolong the blooming period.

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