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Most Frequently Asked Questions About Growing Sweet Peas

Should I soak or not?

Everyone has differing opinions about this, so it gets confusing for new growers. It really is up to personal preference. I know growers who swear by soaking and others who say absolutely not. We have done both and find there is only a slight difference in germination so either is fine. If soaking, make sure to only do so for no more than 24 hours. Soaked seeds will typically germinate in about 7 days. If not soaking, thoroughly wet the soil before planting then let dry out between subsequent waterings. They should germinate in 7-10 days with this method. Our preferred method is to place the seeds in a paper towel inside of a Ziploc bag and use a spray bottle to wet the paper towel. Then store in a cool room and the seed should germinate in about 5-7 days.

What temperature should I keep my seedlings at?

It's been over a week and they still haven't germinated!

When should I start my seeds?

How do I nick the seed coat?

When should I pinch?

What size pot should I start my seeds in?

When should I transplant?

How close do I plant them?

Do they cross pollinate?

Did I water too much or not enough?

What kind of lighting do I need?

Why are my plants leggy?

Important note for growing!


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