SWEET PEAS Old Spice, Old Fashioned Collection
Annual - One Season Plant - Height 5 feet or more
A wonderful collection of extremely old varieties that have exceptional heat resistance and highly scented flowers. The flowers are derived from the old Eckford series and are somewhat smaller than modern strains. A good variety where summer heat will not usually allow sweet peas to grow well.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow seeds directly into the garden in early spring. Plant seed in a trench 6 inches deep and cover with 1 inch of soil. As plants become established fill in trench gradually.
SPACING: Thin established plants 4 to 6 inches apart.
GERMINATION: 10 to 20 days. soak seeds overnight for quicker germination. Keep soil moderately moist.
Ed's Special Advice
Sweet Peas grow best in a sunny location with cultivated, rich, moist well drained soil. If possible, plant rows in a North-South direction for best sun exposure and air circulation. Old Spice is a climber so provide a trellis or other support for its vines. Harvest cut flowers to prolong bloom period.