SWEET PEAS

In 2018 I decided to collect sweet pea pods through my patch. I had let them go to seed, resulting in a tangled mess, so a “Mix” of seeds was the way to proceed. I would keep some for myself and make the remainder available for sale. I had a wonderful selection of varieties so this seemed like a plan.

What I didn’t figure out was how much work goes into hulling the pods and counting the seeds for packaging. I must admit after a busy Holiday season of overindulging, sorting Sweet Pea seeds ended up being a perfect winter project! Add a terrible head cold and you have a great past time.

A sweet smelling bouquet of colour for the dinner table!

A sweet smelling bouquet of colour for the dinner table!

After several sessions I can finally say I finished the counting and packaging. I should also confess that my love of sweet peas knows no bounds, so I also packaged up the excess I ordered from England, varieties I couldn't easily find here in Canada, and noted as ‘Good for cutting’, and the Butternut Creek Flowers Sweet Pea Collection for 2019 is now set!

I keep a certain number of each variety to plant out myself. The excess plants are offered for sale locally, perfect for someone who only wants a couple or one of a variety. I am thrilled with new varieties I now have on hand for this year. These plants won’t be available until early May - Perfect for Mothers Day! Included with every purchase are growing instructions as well.

3 of the Sweet Pea rows in the raging heat of early summer 2018

3 of the Sweet Pea rows in the raging heat of early summer 2018

Sometime in the next two weeks or so, I will be posting the 2019 list of Varieties available for sale in packages of ten (minimum).

We also saved seeds from our Pumpkin Patch and well as our incredible Zinnias, also as mixes, from 2018, so those seeds will be available as well.

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