Latin Name – Lathyrus odoratus
Sowing Instructions -Sow indoors Autumn-Spring. Sow directly after danger of frost has passed. Prior to sowing soak seed for 24 hours. Drain. Indoors, sow 3 seeds in 8cm pot, 10mm deep into moist well-drained soil. Propagate 20-25°C. Germination takes 7-21 days. Once germinated grow on in cooler conditions. Acclimatise and plant out after danger of frost has passed. Directly, sow into drills of prepared soil, 25mm deep, 8cm spacing.
Hints and Tips –
Pinch out the growing points of each stem when 2nd pair leaves have opened for bushier growth.
Will require a frame on which to climb. 2 plants per frame. Feed and water regularly while growing. Deadhead frequently to prevent seedpods developing and to extend the flowering period.
Approx seeds – Approx 25