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by Sylorna on March 31, 2006 11:01 PM
Ok, so this is the last big question in a row for awhile, I promise.
I'm thinking of growing some sweet peas up my trellis as well as my honeysuckle (incase it doesn't flower this year). Do you recomend starting the seeds indoors first and then planting them, planting the seeds straight into the ground, or trying to find some seedlings at the nursery?
Thanks for all of your help!
Jess
by weezie13 on March 31, 2006 11:47 PM
Sweet peas to EAT or the FLOWER to grow???

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by Sylorna on April 01, 2006 12:06 AM
Oh! flowers to grow. Sorry about that. Didn't even think about the alternative, although that would be pretty cool too.
by weezie13 on April 01, 2006 02:11 AM
And what growing zone are you???

For the eating peas, I would go and sow some out
doors in the next couple of weeks myself...
They like the cooler temps...
*just watch for frosts*

I am not too firmilar with growing honeysuckle...
but would need someother questions answered..
To help a wee bit...

What is the sun like, full, shadey???

And is the honeysuckle already established?

quote:
Ok, so this is the last big question in a row for awhile, I promise.

Do not worry about asking questions,
we reallllly enjoy helping gardeners and their flowers/plants, realllllly entruely...
So, don't stop....

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by rozy221 on April 01, 2006 02:33 AM
I've developed quite a fondness for sweet peas since I discovered them in my yard. I'm in zone 6 (almost 7) and I have a perennial type right next to the house, on the west side. Those haven't started to really come up yet. Last fall, I threw some seeds and some transplants nearby. Those have come up. I also started some in a pot indoors for a potted arrangement I'm trying to do. Those sprouted in about 2 weeks (with bottom heat) and are still sprouting now, 2 months later.
I would advise soaking them and sowing them right now if you have enough time before it starts warming up in your zone. Otherwise, you could probably get them to sprout quicker inside and then move them out if you don't have the time to wait for them to sprout outside.
Good luck!
by Deborah L. on April 01, 2006 02:46 AM
I love sweetpeas too, but I'm scared to plant them. One time they got white powdery looking stuff, which I assume was powdery mildew, and it got on my other plants.
I wound up throwing out the sweetpeas(wrapped in plastic trash bags) and cutting off infected leaves on the other plants.
Oh, to grow sweetpeas ! I miss them.

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by weezie13 on April 01, 2006 07:53 AM
You can take a spray with baking soda on it,
and that will prevent it or minimize it's effect..

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by Sylorna on April 01, 2006 08:43 AM
quote:
Originally posted by weezie13:
And what growing zone are you???

For the eating peas, I would go and sow some out
doors in the next couple of weeks myself...
They like the cooler temps...
*just watch for frosts*

I am not too firmilar with growing honeysuckle...
but would need someother questions answered..
To help a wee bit...

What is the sun like, full, shadey???

And is the honeysuckle already established?

quote:
Ok, so this is the last big question in a row for awhile, I promise.

Do not worry about asking questions,
we reallllly enjoy helping gardeners and their flowers/plants, realllllly entruely...
So, don't stop....

I'm in growing zone 5 (I'm pretty sure).
The honeysuckle is one year old, and I'm afraid I cut it back too far this summer...not expecting it to bloom. Next summer though, I will learn from my mistakes and not cut it. The garden is in full sun, and is actually probably the only sunny garden we have.
I asked the knowledgeable (you have to add that, don't you?) guy at the nursery today and he said to plant them right away outdoors. I figure, I'll give it the old college try tomorrow, with the help of some fresh compost mixed in for extra love. [Smile]
I'm looking forward to moving on with my life (only 24 now). There are all these vegetables that I'd love to grow...strawberries, beans, maybe some cucumbers and I need to wait till I have a house with a sunny yard and more trellis' (for the beans)! [Cool]
by Deborah L. on April 01, 2006 11:45 AM
Weezie, never heard that about baking soda.
Maybe I'll get brave and plant some sweetpeas UPWIND from my container garden.
And I'll be sure to mix up some baking soda spray.
Thanks !

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by weezie13 on April 01, 2006 12:19 PM
Here's some quick info on it,
and amounts and such..
Baking soda as a fungicide....

IF you do do this, and you plant your sweat peas,
come back and let [gabby] us know how you made out with an update [critic] ,
good [angel] or [devil] bad, that's how we all learn [teacher]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by Deborah L. on April 04, 2006 04:17 AM
Interesting site, Weezie, and thanks for the heads up !

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by eClaire on April 05, 2006 03:44 AM
What a great remedy Wezzie, I was about to make a new post about a natural way to prevent black spot on my roses. Now I don't need to. Thanks!

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by Deborah L. on April 05, 2006 04:32 AM
Today I bought a packet of sweetpea seeds. They're called,"Mammoth White" and the packet says they can withstand heat. Great ! I can plant them now even though summer's coming !
Thanks again, Weezie for the baking soda tip-I can plant sweetpeas with more confidence now !
I'll still be cautious and plant up wind from my other plantings.
My container garden is my little paradise, and my place of peace. I know that you all know the feeling....

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by weezie13 on April 05, 2006 04:37 AM
Isn't it though..
Lot's of great recipes..

I try for my gardening to meet the growing requirements first of the plant..
but sometimes with hot weather, and ding~a~ling rain....you just can't get away from it...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by weezie13 on April 05, 2006 04:46 AM
Deborah,
I planted a old fashioned variety last year..
That were very fragarant...
and no powdery mildew at all..
Not sure if it was the season, or the new raised bed, but nothing..

Ohhhhh, and they smelled heavenly...absolutely heavenly...
I love sweet peas,
they are a nice little vase flower too...
*I send them over to my mother in a plastic vase via my wee~one's..
and it's so much fun watching them walk next door with those flowers in their hands on the way to Gramma's house with flowers for her...*

Please make sure you come back and let us know how things went...
[Cool] Love [Love] to [gabby] hear the updates [critic] [thumb] [flower] ...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by pagarden on April 05, 2006 05:06 AM
i tried sweet peas a few years and they didn't do so good- got 1 flower and the plants stayed small. i gave up. as far as honeysuckle- wow- it grows wild! we have some very well established white honeysuckly growing on the side of the house and i can say it doesn't matter how much i prune it it blooms. and the hummingbirds love it!

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