Just a little preparation now should bring sweet peas in early spring. The seeds from the previous crop were saved for this purpose. The seeds, pods and all, were kept on a shelf in the shed all summer.
Typically, the seeds would soak overnight before planting to soften them up and insure germination. Since volunteer sweet peas have sprouted in the old sweet pea bed, I’m skipping that step. Seems like the seeds will sprout easily. It will be enough work to separate the seeds from the pods. Next, into the ground followed by a nice soak.Farmer MacGregor was showing off his Eagle Scout knot tying skills this morning by re-stringing the support. The sweet peas will be growing at the head of the western bed where peas and carrots are growing. These plants usually don’t require much attention but they will provide loads of fragrant bouquets. It’s not too late to plant. Last year, I planted in December and enjoyed flowers in the spring.