I wanted to, but I didn’t buy seeds for sweet (or snow) peas when I saw them on sale at the nursery. What made me pause was the fact that the plants need cool weather to grow in – and we don’t usually have that here in tropical Singapore.
Well, the fates decided otherwise, and I was gifted with a pack of the seeds a few months ago. I still didn’t bite the bullet, deeming it a waste of time to try growing – but then I realized recently that this being the coolest time of year for us, might be the best time to try.
And so, still a bit hesitant, I sowed four seeds last weekend – one per little pot. Three of them have germinated and are showing good growth, as seen in the picture. I think I’ll sow several more seeds to take advantage of the current weather, and if all goes well, we may have nice pods to harvest – when? I’m not sure! But even if we don’t get the pods, I understand that the flowers are very pretty, too.
Updates on this plant will follow…
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Such a coincidence! I just saw a PACKET of these – look exactly like that – in Cold Storage salad section – next to alfafa and mung bean sprouts! and I was just saying to myself “I thought sweet peas were flowers….”
Hmmm. Will our weather be too wet for this plant, you think?
I’m concerned about the wet weather, too. Been watching as the garden floods up each time there’s an especially heavy downpour. I may plant them in a large pot, or make a raised bed. Think those will work?