In My Garden: Planting Sweet Peas
Sweet peas grow up a trellis in my winter garden every year. The fragrance is heavenly and I have bouquets in the house and to give away.
I usually scarify (rough up) the seeds and then soak them for a few hours to hasten germination. Here’s how I do it. Roll over the seeds to break the tough coating. You can adapt to what you have at hand (perhaps a concrete sidewalk and a brick).
Soil inoculant can improve the yield of pea and bean crops so I always use this right at time of planting. Read more about soil inoculants.
The saved seed, scarified and soaked should emerge any day. Pea brush will support the seedlings and direct them to the trellis.
Read my post on pea brush and Robert Frost’s poem “Pea Brush” here.