|Sweet Pea seeds sown in newspaper rolls|
At present, my mind has been focused on flower flowers flowers. So much so that I haven't given much thought to blogging either, which I intend to rectify from this moment on. During the past couple of weeks, I've been pricking and potting on all of the flower seeds I started back in early February. (More on that in another post.) And this past weekend, I decided to celebrate the beginning of March by sowing my sweet peas. This particular medley is called 'perfume delight'. Hopefully it lives up to its name. This is my first time growing sweet peas so it will be interesting to see how their growth habit mirrors or differs from that of edible peas. However, I have read enough to know that they require conditions amiable enough to allow them to develop strong, deep root systems, which is why I started mine in 6 inch rolls made from old newspaper. Maybe one day I'll invest in a proper set of commercial root trainers, but for now, these will have to do.
While the cold weather lingers, things are definitely starting to ramp up on the seed-starting front. Plans are being drawn (more on that later). Preparations are underway. More seeds have been ordered. And before you know it, our planting season will be in high gear again.