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Winter Sowing: Sweet Peas

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karri_sue
Jacumba, CA
(Zone 8b)

January 1, 2008
11:35 PM

Post #4349177

How many of you soak your sweet peas before winter sowing? I have read that you don't have to, but I am wondering if it would increase chances of better germination.
Thanks for any info.
Karen

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2008
12:52 AM

Post #4349493

It will freeze them and turn them to mush when they thaw. They have to do their own thing in their own time.
karri_sue
Jacumba, CA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2008
4:24 AM

Post #4350308

Thanks, Robyn!
kqcrna
Cincinnati, OH
(Zone 6a)

January 2, 2008
12:38 PM

Post #4350875

Since wintersowing does it for me, I don't nick or soak anything. I have germinated many large and/or hard seeds this way including sweet peas, moonvine, and nasturtiums with no problem. My only caution would be not to do them too early as they might rot in the moisture. Those large seeds have worked better for me when sown closer to spring.

Karen
karri_sue
Jacumba, CA
(Zone 8b)

January 2, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #4351792

I want to have sweet peas early, for an event in late April. Maybe I would be better off sowing them indoors, what do you think?
Thanks for the info.
Karen

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2008
7:05 PM

Post #4351989

Sow them indoors, The weather is too unpredictable in March and April. They might start and then you could have really bad weather that could kill them off. Better safe than sorry.
cathy4
St. Louis County, MO
(Zone 5a)

January 2, 2008
7:16 PM

Post #4352021

So I could start sweet peas now in my kitchen and just let them vine on my plant stands? I'd be so thrilled to have them flower, and my kitchen is bright enough.

Robynznest

Robynznest
Pittsburg, MO
(Zone 6b)

January 2, 2008
7:23 PM

Post #4352050

If it were me, I would start them within the next month or so. Just do the usual with the light, water and warmth.

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