Organic Point Loma Sweet Pea Seeds

$3.95

43 in stock

(2 customer reviews)

This regionally adapted and locally grown variety of sweet pea came to us from a seed saver in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. She has been growing these stunning sweet peas since 1993 and shared them with us! Point Loma Pops have gorgeous deep, dark purple flowers that are full of fragrance and resistant to powdery mildew. Grown on a trellis or left to grow wild in the garden, they will happily reseed and bring about years of beautiful blooms.

 

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This regionally adapted and locally grown variety of sweet pea came to us from a seed saver in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. She has been growing these stunning sweet peas since 1993 and shared them with us! Point Loma Pops have gorgeous deep, dark purple flowers that are full of fragrance and resistant to powdery mildew. Grown on a trellis or left to grow wild in the garden, they will happily reseed and bring about years of beautiful blooms.

Planting by Zones

Zones 9-10

  • Sweet Peas are a cool season crop in Zones 9 and 10. You can plant them in the fall through late spring. Sweet peas take a long time to bloom; we recommend you plant them October – November for the most spectacular early spring blooms.

Zones 2-8

  • Direct sow in early spring when the threat of frost is gone and the soil can be worked.

Planting Sweet Pea Seeds

  • In Zones 9 and 10 you can direct seed sweet peas in full sun or transplant out. We often begin in starter trays to protect plants from the heat and Santa Ana winds during our hot fall season. We transplant out into deeply irrigated soils under the protection of shade cloth.
  • To direct sow, plant seeds in debris-free, well-worked soil that has been deeply watered. Cover with 1/2” of finely sifted soil.
  • If you are planting seeds in starter pots, plant seeds into thoroughly moist high-quality seed starting soil. Place seeds on the top of the soil and cover with 1/2” of finely sifted soil.
  • Once your seeds have germinated and are 1-2” tall, fertilize with an organic liquid fertilizer. When the plants are 3-4” tall you can plant them out into the garden.
  • Space plants at least 6” apart.

Growing Sweet Peas

  • Sweet peas are easy to grow once you get them established! They will need support such as a trellis to climb up as they grow.
  • Mulching heavily around your plants will help with weed suppression and improve moisture retention.

Harvesting Sweet Peas Flowers

  • Harvest flowers early in the morning and immediately place them into a vase of room temperature water. Blooms are extremely sweet-scented and will fill a room with their intoxicating fragrance.

Growing Sweet Peas in Containers

  • Sweet peas are great plants to grow in containers. Make sure your container is at least 20” deep and remember to provide support for plants to grow up. Keep in mind containers will dry out faster because they have more surface area and less soil to hold onto moisture. Mulch heavily on the top layer of soil in the pot to keep the soil from drying out or heating up too much.

Southern California Pro-tips

  • Protecting sweet peas from heat spells or hot weather is critical. Use shade cloth when necessary.
  • Mulch heavily around your plants to ensure the soil does not dry out or heat up too much.
  • Aphids can be an issue due to the heat when planting sweet peas in the fall. Watch your plants carefully and rinse off any aphids you see until the soil cools.

Companion Flowers/Crops

  • We like to plant alyssum at the base of the sweet pea plants because it is low-growing and so cute!

Additional Learning Resources

  • New to starting crops from seeds? Please watch our Seed Starting Presentation to learn the basics!
  • Learn about growing all our crops on our YouTube page!
  • Having pest issues? Check out in-depth information for pests that can be an issue to sweet peas a

Additional information

Weight 0.10 g
Dimensions 5.00 × 0.10 × 3.00 in

2 reviews for Organic Point Loma Sweet Pea Seeds

  1. mindfullyrooted.ca

    These flowers are beautiful to grow and put out a ton of flowers. Make sure to trellis them bc they grow like crazy, once it begins to warm up. Also I recommend not eating these, because your stomach will hurt as I found out, thinking they were edible., THEY ARE NOT! Id highly recommend these flower, they are the exact color as shown in the picture. I received these seeds at a work shop that San Diego Seed Company put on and im really glad I planted them.

  2. Anne F

    Here in the Bay Area, these are growing vigorously and blooming profusely! The blooms are a gorgeous deep purple color, making it a perfect compliment to the yellow roses growing alongside them. The classic sweet pea scent is strong. I have to harvest them every few days because they’re producing so much, and I’ve got huge, abundant, fragrant bouquets making my dining room cheerful.

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