Finnriver Sweet Peas Seed Pack (Prized for Flowers, Not Edible)
Sweet peas were discovered by a Sicilian gardener in the late 1600s; he followed his nose, and their fragrance beckoned. By the early 20th Century, they were one of the most sought-after flowers for English gardeners.
Sweet peas are not the same as edible garden peas, in fact, they are toxic. Do not consume.
-Sow seeds outdoors early, as soon as the soil can be worked. Sweet peas only thrive in cool months, don't delay when planting them. Prepare garden bed with plenty of compost or manure. Provide sweet peas with good support, they will grow as high as 6' if given proper support, water and fertility. Harvest flowers often to encourage more blooms. If given a good start, sweet peas will keep blooming into the summer months.
-Days to germination: 7-10 days. Days to maturity: 85 days.
Art by JoAnn Axford. The smoky crackles in JoAnn's pot emanate from the blooms, as does the heady fragrance of this mix of fragrant sweet peas, which tempts us to lean in and inhale.