Starting Sweet Pea Seeds

This sunny weather has me thinking about my garden!  It’s time to put my sweet peas in the ground.  So I wanted to share with you how to start your sweet pea seeds indoors!!

STARTING YOUR SWEET PEA SEEDS INDOORS 2 (AT HOME IN THE NORTHWEST)

First of all, do you know what sweet peas are?  It’s not a green pea that you eat.  It’s a blooming flower…..

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They smell wonderful.  And are a great cutting flower as well.

Do you want to plant your own?

It’s not difficult to do!  Just pick up a packet of seeds {or two} at Lowes, Home Depot or Target.    Next, lay the seeds inside a few wet paper towels.

Then … are you ready for this? Put them in an open ziploc baggie and lay them in the window sill.

STARTING SWEET PEAS INSIDE (AT HOME IN THE NORTHWEST)

It’s not pretty. But it’s effective!

Make sure the paper towel stays damp.  And after about a week or so, your seeds should look like this!

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Once they’ve started to sprout like the above photo, just plant them in the dirt!

Make sure you give the sweet peas something to climb up!  I use a trellis that I built a few years ago

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{click HERE for a tutorial on building your own trellis for under $10}

If you do the hard work now, by summer you’ll have a crazy amount of fragrant, bright flowers just waiting to be cut into a bouquet!

I love that it’s time to get out in the garden! Are you going to start any seeds indoors this spring?

jen

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Comments

  1. Good tip, thanks. My flower beds are so neglected right now. I can’t wait to go clean them up and buy some flowers to make them pretty again.

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