Sunday, 15 April 2012

Nip out the growing tips on the sweet peas

sweet pea seedling sown 02/03/12
Hi all!
another sunny but much cooler day, the northerly breeze really making itself felt today. Before I go off for a cycle, and resume work on the veg garden just to remind you to nip off the growing tip on your sweet pea seedlings. If you sowed them in February or early March they should be a few inches high with at least three sets of leaves. Nipping off the growing tip will help the plant to fatten up, giving you a few more strong stems for a bigger show of flowers later on.

pinch out just the newest growing tip
this is what you are getting the plant to do-make more stems

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