Sunday, October 7, 2012

Bill's Sweetpeas

It wouldn't be spring without some sweetpeas. These were grown by Bill at the Community Garden who has generously allowed others to pick some. The more you pick them, the longer they keep on flowering. Sweetpeas like alkaline soil and for real enthusiasts you need to lime the soil in February, tilling, adding compost and fertilizer ready for planting the seed in March. Take advantage of warm autumn days to give them a good start.


  1. One of the very first annuals I ever grew as an adult was the sweet pea. I'm so surprised to read that they prefer alkaline soil because I grew them in the Blue Mountains which is renowned for its acid soils. They did exceptionally well so I must has done something right!
    Bill is very generous by the way.