Sweet Pea ‘Painted Lady’.

Sweet Peas in a capers jar...and the award for most middle class chap in the south west goes to....
Sweet Peas in a capers jar…and the award for most middle class chap in the south west goes to….

This was my first humble harvest of Sweet Peas from out door grown plants. In fact these plants were grown in black builder’s buckets with holes drilled in the bottom.

I simply filled up the bucket with compost and sowed a few seeds. I kept the buckets indoors until the first shoots emerged and then put them outside. I thinned out the plants to five per bucket…which in hindsight was too many and three would have been plenty. They are trailing over a wall.

Close up of the flower...my old phone was great at close ups...shame it fell into a rock pool...
Close up of the flower…my old phone was great at close ups…shame it fell into a rock pool…

Sweet Pea ‘Painted Lady’ seems to flower well before my other Sweet Peas….it is super stinky and super old school.

The bicoloured pink and white flowers may be too flouncy for some tastes but I’ve grown to love it…the handsome beastie.

Here we have 'Painted Lady' in a tin can with a wet suit...demonstrating that Sweet Peas can be loved by alpha males...(should have snuck a harpoon gun in there...)
Here we have ‘Painted Lady’ in a tin can with a wet suit…demonstrating that Sweet Peas can be loved by alpha males…(should have snuck a harpoon gun in there…)

Don’t forget you must keep harvesting the flowers of your Sweet Peas in order that they produce more flowers for you.

Kind regards

Ben