Preparation and Growing:
Sweet peas do well with a good, sunny exposure.
A couple weeks before transplanting your sweet peas, make sure to prepare your soil with a generous amount of composted manure and check the pH of your soil. Sweet peas like a neutral to slightly ‘sweet’ soil so you may need to apply lime. Then a generous layer of rock phosphate, bone meal and a balanced fertilizer (I use the organic products from Espoma) will guarantee strong root and plant development. Make sure to turns these elements into your soil well and apply them about a week before you put the plants into your soil. Get your trellis support ready. A long row is ideal for sweet peas (rather than a teepee) if you really want the straightest cut flower stems.
** We sell Tenax netting in the farm store for use with vertical climbers like sweet peas and for keeping other cutting flowers (like zinnias and dahlias) from toppling.***