Sweet Pea Seeds 'Dwarf Explorer Mixed' by Mr Fothergill's
Sweet peas are probably one of the UK gardener's favourites and this variety is no exception.
Dwarf plants, with almost no tendrils, doesn't need staking.
Ideal choice for patio containers and as fragrant groundcover.
It can be sown where it is to flower.
Sow indoors for surest results, January-March or September-October, 1.5cm (½") deep,
5 seeds per 12cm (5") pot of compost. Water well and place in a cold frame,
greenhouse or cool windowsill. A temperature of 15°C (60°F) is ideal. Keep moist.
Seedlings usually appear in 12-21 days. Pinch out the growing tip, when two pairs of leaves have formed,
to encourage bushy growth. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts),
before planting out into well-drained soil, March-May, 30cm (12") apart. Or, sow outdoors for ease,
April-May, where they are to flower, 1.5cm (½") deep, directly into finely-prepared,
well-drained soil, which has already been watered. Sow 2 seeds together, every 30cm (12").
Remove weaker seedling, which can then be transplanted.
Seeds sown in autumn generally flower earlier the following year.
Flowers: May to October. Pick blooms regularly to prolong the flowering season.
Approximately 25 Seeds Per Packet.