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What fertiliser can I use for sweet peas?

My sweet peas are not growing well

Flowers and Ornamentals • Garden Jobs

Hi Eddie,

It is still early in the season so I am sure your sweet peas will power on once they become established. It is important not to use a fertiliser that is too high in nitrogen otherwise you will get lots of green growth at the expense of the flowers. I am sure you have prepared the soil well by incorporating lots of manures and organic matter before sowing your seed. If you feel that you haven't incorporated enough fertiliser, at this point you can add some Yates Thrive Natural Roses & Flowers Pelletised Plant Food. It's enriched with Dynamic Lifter and has added nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to give your flowering plants the right balance of nutrients for their growing needs. Once the vine is producing an abundance of flowers, pick them regularly otherwise pods will appear giving the plant a signal to stop flowering and produce more pods. Keep your vine well watered but not too wet. I hope you enjoy growing this stunning flower.



Answered: 2 May, 2013

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