July 13, 2022

Picking Colorful and Fragrant Sweet Peas

The colorful and fragrant sweet pea flowers are blooming so beautifully at my Bedford, New York farm this season.

The sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus, is a garden classic - producing beautiful blossoms 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. We planted ours along the fence in my vegetable garden and some on the fence of my flower cutting garden. And, over the last couple of weeks we've picked bunches of gorgeous sweet-smelling flowers to decorate my home.

Enjoy these photos.