Unlock the full potential of your garden with a 30-minute personalized consultation with Georgina, the founder of Sweet Pea Gardens. Whether you're encountering challenges while growing sweet peas or need guidance on various gardening topics, Georgina's extensive expertise in gardening, especially in USDA zones 8 & 9, is at your disposal.
Why Choose Our Consultation:
Tailored Guidance: Address your specific gardening issues, challenges, or plans with a gardening expert who understands the unique requirements of USDA zones 8 & 9.
Comprehensive Insights: Benefit from Georgina's deep knowledge of various gardening aspects, including growing sweet peas, effective seed starting methods, planning small cut flower patches, cultivating vegetable gardens, and much more.
Question-Focused: Prepare a list of questions in advance, and we'll endeavor to cover each one during your 30-minute consultation.
Gardening Topics You Can Explore:
Growing Sweet Peas: Unlock the secrets to successful sweet pea cultivation.
Optimal Seed Starting: Learn proven methods to kickstart your gardening journey.
Planning Small Flower Patches: Discover the art of designing vibrant cut flower patches.
Creating Vegetable Gardens: Get insights into planning and nurturing your vegetable haven.
Starting from Scratch: Learn how to transform barren spaces into lush gardens.
No-Till and No-Dig Gardening: Explore sustainable gardening practices.
Growing Hardy Annuals: Master the art of cultivating robust annual plants.
Effective Composting: Dive into creating a hot compost pile for fertile soil.
Chickens in Gardening: Understand how chickens can aid ground preparation.
Occultation Techniques: Explore innovative methods to prime your soil for planting, including occultation.
How It Works:
Purchase the Consultation: Secure your 30-minute session with Georgina.
Question Preparation: Compile your list of gardening questions.
Schedule the Chat: Georgina will reach out to you to arrange a mutually convenient meeting time over the phone.
Don't miss this opportunity to tap into Georgina's wealth of gardening wisdom. Elevate your gardening experience and ensure success in your garden endeavors. Purchase your consultation now!
"Georgina is a real life plant whisperer - she can make anything grow and bloom. She's so good at quickly giving me a straight-forward plan to resolve all my latest garden troubles. She knows just what to do for all kinds of planting decisions and seasonal issues and is just lovely to work with. If you're suffering through discouraging problems in the garden, I highly recommend getting a quick consult to clear up the trouble and enjoying all the sweet, beautiful blooming rewards!" ~Kendra, California
How to Grow Sweet Peas
No garden is complete without sweet peas. Sow as many sweet pea seeds as you can and you won't regret it! They will fill your life with a myriad of colors and sweet scent. Grow sweet peas climbing over teepees and arches in the garden and cut them to fill jugs and vases in your house in spring & summer. The more you pick, the more they flower. Read more..
Harvesting & Vase Life
To keep the flowers coming, pick frequently! Allowing the plant to go to seed will send a signal that new flowers do not need to be produced. For the longest vase life, pick your sweet peas when there are still at least two unopened flowers at the top. Flowers do not continue to open after picking. For a more frilly and full look, pick when fully open, but expect a shorter vase life. Sweet peas are a short lived cut flower, but you can extend their life by adding a cut flower preservative to the water and keeping them in a cool place and away from any ethylene sources such as ripening fruit. Ethylene will shorten the vase life. Cutting the flowers along with some of the vine will also extend the vase time and give a more interesting vase display.
Sweet peas, just like many plants we grow in our gardens, are toxic. Sweet pea seeds and any part of the plant should not be ingested.
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