Sweet Peas enjoy full sun in the northern half of the US. In the South, they can benefit from afternoon shade. They like cool roots and cool temperatures so they are planted as early as possible in the spring.
The seeds of sweet peas are mildly poisonous, containing lathyrogens that, if ingested, in large quantities can cause a condition called Lathyrus. Symptoms of Lathyrus are paralysis, labored breathing, and convulsions.
With a few simple tips and tricks you can have colourful and fragrant Sweet Peas all summer long! Sweet Peas grow beautifully in pots and containers. All they need are great soil, sunshine, water and something to climb. Then sit back and wait for your Read more
Pea Plant Leaves Turning White If the leaves on your pea plant are turning white, you may have a fungus on your hands. Powdery mildew is a fungal disease that shows it's presence by creating a white powder that spreads over the leaves of infected Read more
Growing Spurred Butterfly Pea Vines Seeds generally germinate in two to three weeks. Butterfly pea flowers grow in nearly any type of soil, including nutrient-poor, but sandy, acidic soil is preferable.
Although garden peas, (Pisum sativum) such as English peas, edible podded peas and snow peas are edible, sweet peas (Lathyrus odoratus) are poisonous - especially the flowers and seeds.
If you plan to grow sweet peas in the same garden spot again next year, you don't have to go to the trouble of saving seeds. As the seed pods dry, they pop open and drop their seeds to the ground. Next year's flowers will Read more
Almost every part of the pea plant is edible The shoot is the tender tip of the vine which includes the leaves, stem, blossom and tendrils. They taste like peas, but with a flavor that is all their own.
Sweet Peas enjoy full sun in the northern half of the US. In the South, they can benefit from afternoon shade. They like cool roots and cool temperatures so they are planted as early as possible in the spring. A light frost will not harm Read more
The University of Minnesota Extension reports that they can grow in temperatures of 40 degrees Fahrenheit and above but prefer the 55 to 65 degree range. The peas will usually make it through a frost, but are less susceptible to frost damage in the spring Read more
This plant is native to equatorial Asia, including locations in South Asia and Southeast Asia but has also been introduced to Africa, Australia and the Americas.
A few light frosts, or even a blanket of snow — which can actually protect the plants — will not damage pea plants, which thrive in cooler weather. A hard freeze, however, can kill the seedlings and flower buds.
Perennial Sweet Pea or Everlasting Pea is an old fashioned herbaceous perennial climbing vine with beautiful bright flowers that grows up 10' tall. This plant blooms in summer, and blooms are on long peduncles above the foliage. This plant requires full sun and well-drained soil.
Young pea plants develop vines, leaves and tendrils in either bush form or vines. You've already set up structural supports for taller pea vines, so watch them climb and spread out, using their tendrils to hang on. Pea plants that get proper sun exposure and Read more