This is my first year growing sweet peas. I planted four seeds in one pot and two of them came up.
They grew pretty well at first, putting on several inches quickly. When I came back from vacation a few weeks ago, I found one of them broken…
…but it seems to have rebounded on its own.
From what I read, it is now time to pinch the tips off these sweet peas. Pinching the tips off when they’re young makes them grow bushier, thus producing more flowers. Most sources I read said to pinch them off after they have three or four sets of leaves. These sweet peas have exactly three sets of leaves. I was actually hoping to wait a little longer for them to get their fourth set of leaves before pinching, but their growth seems to have stalled…along with all my other seedlings. (They germinate just fine and then their growth stagnates…what is happening??)
Regardless, I’m going ahead and pinching them off, and maybe that will stimulate a bit more growth. (I doubt it, but one can hope.) I’m snipping off the top set of leaves down to just above the second set of leaves. Grow my sweet peas, grow!