March 15, 2024

Planting Sweet Peas at My Farm

The weather is finally warm enough to start planting outdoors.

Yesterday, my gardeners planted the first of our flower seeds - 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. We planted several sweet pea varieties from some of our favorite seed companies including Botanical Interests, Johnny's Selected Seeds, Sweet Pea Gardens, Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, Renee's Garden, Roger Parsons Sweet Peas, and Owl's Acre Seed in Northern England. These flowers will give us lots of fragrant color this summer.

Here are some photos - enjoy. And be sure to follow my new Instagram page @MarthaStewartBlog.