Whilst clearing out the green house this week I found three unopened packets of sweet pea seeds; Ballerina Blue, Chatsworth, both from Thompson & Morgan and Royal Family Mix that came free with a copy of Gardeners World magazine. Admittedly they looked a bit dog eared and faded but since it’s just the right time for autumn sowing and it seemed such a waste to throw them away I decided to pot them up.
In my haste I didn’t read the packet properly and forgot the prescribed soaking overnight bit which helps germination, the shell of the seed is tough apparently, so they’re not off to the best start in life. Anyway, as I write this they are on the window sill in the kitchen in their pots so we will know over the next few days if some old seed and less than careful planting will bear fruit.
Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to this week and you can read how to do the sweet pea thing properly here.