Sensational sweet peas
Grow from seed to add their cheery colors and luscious scents to your garden
Planting: In mild-winter areas, plant seeds in September or October for spring bloom; in cold regions, start seeds indoors in February or March and transplant seedlings outdoors as soon as you can work the ground outside. Grow sweet peas in rich, well-drained soil, planting seeds 1 inch deep and 1 to 2 inches apart. When seedlings reach 4 inches tall, thin them to 6 inches apart. As plants bloom, remove faded flowers to discourage plants from setting seed.Companions: Plant sweet peas with sweet alyssum, lobelia, roses, lavender, and catmint.