Non flowering sweet peas

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Non flowering sweet peas

Postby mikepearce45 » Sun Sep 11, 2016 9:20 pm

Pack of 12 sweet pea plants bought from a local reputable garden centre have not flowered at all this season despite prolific growth.

Plants have been grown in a large (two foot wide, eighteen inches deep) pot in a mixture of well rotted horse manure mixed with a general compost. I suspect that this mixture has proved to be too rich but would like some additional thoughts from others please.

Thanks in advance. Mike
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Re: Non flowering sweet peas

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:52 am

I think you're right Mike, all the nitrogen has made them grow instead of sending out flowers. You'll have to keep them a bit hungrier next time and give them a higher potash feed when the flowers are forming.
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Re: Non flowering sweet peas

Postby mikepearce45 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:58 pm

Plumpudding - thought as much! Will have to treat them less generously next year.
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