Tips on how to grow Sweet Pea in Pots



Sweet peas are extremely rewarding plants to grow with their colorful and highly fragrant blossoms. Sweet peas are so pleasant to have around, so you can even bring them closer than your garden. The good thing is that growing them in containers is very easy. Just continue reading to learn more about how to grow sweet pea flowers in pots.

Growing sweet peas in container
If you actually want to grow sweet peas in container the main thing is to give them something to climb. These plants are vining plants, and they will really need something tall to support them as they grow. You can purchase a trellis or you can just sink a couple of sticks or bamboo poles into the container’s soil. One of the best container grown sweet peas are the short varieties that top out at a height of about 1 foot (.3 m.), although you can choose taller varieties as long as you match them with the trellis height and you also give them enough room in the pot.

Steps on how to grow Sweet Pea Flowers in Pots
 Make sure you plant the Sweet peas in a container that is at least six inches (15 cm.) deep and eight inches (20 cm.) in diameter. You can plant the sweet peas two inches (5 cm.) apart and, when they are a few inches high, then thin them to four inches (10 cm.) apart. When you will plant your container grown sweet peas really depends a lot on where you live. If your summers are really very hot and your winters are not freezing, you can plant your sweet peas in autumn when you plant your bulbs. If you get winter frosts you can plant them about 2 months before the last frost date of the spring. Sweet peas can really handle some spring frost, but since you are not planting in containers, you can just start them inside without fear, even if there is still snow on the ground.

Furthermore, the care for your container grown sweet peas will be much the same as for those that is still grown in the ground with exception to watering. Just like anything grown in containers, which are subjected to drying out faster, the sweet pea require more watering, most especially in hot, dry conditions.

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