The wonderful people over at Skize have sent us a second free sample sachet of sweet pea seeds in the post.
We received our first free pack of seeds just before Christmas 2020, and now we have a second packet so when we go to plant them this spring, we're going to have enough sweet peas for days when they are harvested.
Who is Skize?
Skize is a website owned by Sapphire Balconies, and their mission is to help people who live in urban areas make the very most of their balconies.
Skize are balcony lifestyle experts!
On the Skize website you will find excellent articles about balcony gardening, lifestyle and safety guides. They also have a really interesting blog with lots of fantastic and unique ideas to make your balcony space become a major part of your home.
You can shop for balcony products also
yes! they have a shop that is 100% dedicated to products for balconies that you never knew existed, including stuff like really handy balcony corner tables and bench, privacy awnings, balcony railing crescent tables, self-watering planters, and lots more.
About Sweet peas
Sweet peas are really easy to grow and come in a range of beautiful colours. They grow just as well in pots or as they do in the ground, and they make such a beautiful display when you train them up a frame. They also smell amazing, so planting them on your balcony or near a seating area is ideal if you want to enjoy a lovely natural scent when relaxing.
Best time to plant sweet peas
The best time to sow your sweet pea seeds is during the winter months but anytime between October and March will work. if planting in pots, use at least 2 seeds per pot.
Do Sweet peas need full sun?
Yes they do like a well-sunned area, but failing that, a slightly shaded area will do fine, and be sure to keep your plant well watered, especially during the hot summer months.