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Growing and Sowing Sweet Peas

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender February 25, 2010 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments
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Sweet peas are as popular as ever, and nowadays a wide range available, both old fashioned heirloom varieties and modern, long stemmed cut flower varieties too. Most of the flowers are highly scented and have a long flowering period, especially if taken care of (will expand on that a little later). Sowing: Many experienced gardeners sow the sweet pea seeds in the autumn (September-November) into a cold frame/unheated greenhouse and then plant them out later in the spring when the soil warms up a bit. This is not advised in the North of the country though. You better off sowing the sweet pea seeds in the spring, in March and then plant them out to their final position when the seedlings are 5-7 inches tall. The sweet pea seeds have hard coats. To aid the germination the seeds can b

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Chilli Pepper Sowing And Growing Tips

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Growing  chillies is not the easiest as already germination can be eratic. The hotter the pepper the harder the seeds germinate, and that is my experience. The best time to sow the pepper seeds is January - March, but I am sure that some of you keen gardeners sow the chillies as early as December. With chillies is all about the temperature, as they are originally from a very warm part of the world such as India or South America. The most popular variety is still the Jalapeno and the Habanero type peppers. If you are new to growing chillies choose an easy variety like Jalapeno or Cayenne. These are easier to grow than the very hot habanero chillies. Even I have problems with germinating the hot types. Sowing the chilli seeds The chilli seeds really need some attention, so m

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