April 30, 2021

Planting Sweet Peas

The weather is finally starting to warm up here in the Northeast and all of us at my Bedford, New York farm are looking forward to gardening season.

This week, my gardeners planted the first flower seeds outdoors - sweet peas. The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, is a garden classic producing beautiful blooms with the most amazing scent. Sweet pea seeds can be sown into small pots of compost in autumn and overwintered indoors, or planted directly into the ground come spring. Ryan planted several sweet pea varieties from Johnny's Selected Seeds and from Owl's Acre Seeds in Northern England. These flowers will give us lots of fragrant color this summer.

Here are some photos - enjoy.