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bluefox23

Developing my knowledge all the time. I love growing plants: barely any space on my windowsills, nor on my patio as it's full of pots. #renting.

Lathyrus Odoratus 'Heirloom Mixed' (Mix)

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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bluefox23

#sweetpea #heirloom 2/3 seeds have germinated so far 28/09/19

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All 3/4 have germinated 01/10/19

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2019
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bluefox23

Latest #sweetpea flowers vivid pink!! Think they’re #heirloom but could be #antiquefantasy as the plants have all intertwined with each other!! 21/09/19

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bluefox23

This is more like it!! @kez001uk 😂😂 forget all this yellow and orange stuff!!

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ublaszko

😂😂😂 Norange! 😝 There's still quite a bit of red in this flower. Your sweet peas have lasted long!

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bluefox23

@ublaszko No! No! No!!!!! You are mistaken!! There’s no red there, just pure pink!!!! 😂😂😂 yes I’ve been really pleased with my sweet peas. Just sown a few seeds today ready for next year!

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ublaszko

That looks pretty red to me 😆😆 I'm only going to sow a couple of seeds next spring. I didn't realise how big sweet peas get and they got a bit out of control. 😅😥

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kez001uk

@bluefox23 oh I like this one 🤤 much more acceptable 😉

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bluefox23

This would not be still in the breeze! #sweetpea #heirloom #julyblooms 20/07/19

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bluefox23

Thanks. They do smell lovely 😊

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bluefox23

2 sweet pea seeds sown plus 1 or 2 that were harvested. 21/09/19

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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bluefox23

First flowers on #sweetpea #heirloom These don’t have a scent. 17/06/19 #mondaymotivation

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bluefox23

Sorry duplicate image for different entries. Potted up my #sweetpea seedlings #heirloom #grownfromseed but annoyed I didn’t realise my obelisks were different sizes till it was too late! 🙄 19/04/19

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bluefox23

Planted couple of seeds by bigger obelisk 05/05/19

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2019
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bluefox23

#sweetpea #heirloom #climber #seedlings Need to start putting one I kept inside over winter outside under a cloche. When is the best time to plant these up?! Tricky to support them in a plastic bottle! Outside ones been through winter and look better than ones kept indoors! 17/03/19

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ublaszko

They need a lot of light and low temperature to develop strong growth, otherwise they grow leggy. Have you pinched them out yet? That helps them to develop sturdy stems. I sowed mine only last week so I wouldn't have to nurse them all winter ☺ Will be interesting to see if I will be able to get them to grow slowly and steadily. So far, they only just germinated and are less than 1cm tall 😅

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bluefox23

@ublaszko I think the ones inside have been too warm as they are not as bulky at all. I wish I’d waited a bit later in autumn to sow them now but I got impatient! They need supporting now really. I did pinch them out when they were first growing but not done it for a while. Maybe I should punch them out again now!

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ublaszko

You definitely shouldn't punch them 😁😁 I sowed a couple of seeds last week but I think I'll wait another week or two to sow the rest. The seeds that germinated are growing really fast now and they're starting to look a bit leggy.

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bluefox23

@ublaszko predictive text! They do grow quick. I might pinch them out again.

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ublaszko

I probably would as well. 😉 Mine have just developed the first set of leaves and I'm so impatient to pinch them out. One more set of leaves 😥😰

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bluefox23

Put plant from wintering inside, outside today with bottle cloche 22/03/19

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bluefox23

#sweetpea #heirloom update: seedlings growing quickly 12/10/18

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bluefox23

100% germination rate! 8/8

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Evidence of germination 05/10/18 Now to keep them alive!! 🤞🏼😊 #sweetpea #heirloom so excited about these

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angiecrazycatlady

Your brave, I don't start any seeds off till spring as I don't trust myself to drag myself out to the greenhouse when it's cold 😁

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referee101

Are they planted in old toilet rolls? Thats a brilliant idea why didnt I think of that

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bluefox23

@angiecrazycatlady I’ve kept plenty of seeds back for spring but was getting bored and some of them said to plant this time of year! My plastic greenhouse is on my patio so not far to go but just hoping I can keep it up this winter, as it blew over last year. 🤞🏼 love trying things out anyway! 😊 @angiecrazycatlady

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bluefox23

@referee101 Yes cut up loo roll and kitchen paper rolls. Saves having to buy the fibre pots all the time!! And easy to plant up, less fiddly!! #reuse #repurpose 😊

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angiecrazycatlady

It's a good idea to sow both seasons just in case, good that it close to the house, mine is at the end of the garden, I didn't think that through when I had it put up 😂

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juliesgarden

Yay 👏👏

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anges

@bluefox23 Brilliant, good luck with them ☺👍💗

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bluefox23

Thanks @juliesgarden 😊

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bluefox23

I'm going to see how bad the weather gets. It survived the winds we had the other week. I'm hoping I've pegged it down better this year!! I'll take it down if I have to and bring the seedlings inside. 😊 @auricula

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bluefox23

Thanks @anges 🤞🏼😊

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bluefox23

Cataloguing seeds sown yesterday 24/09/18 first batch #sweetpea #heirloom

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terrimclaughlin

Those are great!! God luck I hope you get tons of blooms. I forgot to find some this spring maybe I should look now. They say they smell sooo good🤗🤗😊💕

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bluefox23

Thanks @terrimclaughlin Yes this year I didn't feel I had many fragrant flowers so hopefully these will do ok! 😊

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