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How To Grow Sweet Peas

Sweeten your garden with the easy-to-grow and beautiful sweet pea.


  • : Mature, hardened sweet peas, unlike garden peas, are poisonous and should not be eaten.
  • Step 1: Prep the bed Prep your soil bed by breaking up clumps with garden tools, adding fertilizer like manure or compost, and digging a 1-inch-deep trench for the seeds.
  • TIP: To help the seeds absorb water and sprout earlier, use nail clippers to make a small slit in the seed.
  • Step 2: Plant the seeds Plant the seeds in the trench, spaced 2 to 3 inches apart.
  • Step 3: Cover and water Cover the seeds with soil and then water them.
  • Step 4: Build support Build a support for your climbing sweet peas using chicken wire and stakes.
  • TIP: Protect your sweet peas from birds by arching netting over them.
  • Step 5: Trim Trim the seedlings as they grow, and give them plenty of space between each other.
  • Step 6: Water Water your sweet peas regularly, but remember not to water during the hottest part of the day.
  • Step 7: Mulch and care Mulch the seeds well and keep the roots cool and moist. Before you know it, your garden will be sweetened with the vibrant sweet pea.
  • FACT: Swee’ Pea, Popeye’s adopted son, was the Crown Prince of Demonia and was set on Popeye’s doorstep by his mother for his own safety.

You Will Need

  • A soil bed
  • Garden tools
  • Fertilizer
  • Sweet pea seeds
  • Chicken wire
  • Stakes
  • Mulch
  • Nail clippers (optional)
  • Bird netting (optional)

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