Sweet Peas (Lathyrus Odorata) Mix
Sweet peas are a popular and fragrant garden flower that can be grown in India during the cooler months from October to February. They prefer cool and dry weather with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C.
Here are some tips for growing sweet peas in India:
- Soil: Sweet peas prefer well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil pH should be between 6.0 to 7.5.
- Sunlight: Sweet peas require full sun to partial shade, with at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day.
- Watering: Sweet peas require regular watering, with the soil being kept moist but not waterlogged. Water them deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather conditions.
- Fertilizing: Sweet peas require regular fertilization. Apply a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season.
- Support: Sweet peas require support as they grow. Install trellis, netting or stakes to support the vines.
- Deadheading: Deadhead spent flowers regularly to encourage more blooming and to keep the plant looking neat.
- Pests and Diseases: Sweet peas are susceptible to aphids, spider mites, and fungal diseases. Use an insecticide or fungicide that is safe for use on flowering plants to control pests and diseases.
- Mulching: Mulch around the plant with organic matter, such as compost or bark, to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature.
By following these tips, you can successfully grow healthy and fragrant sweet peas in your garden in India during the appropriate growing season.