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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 4, 2014 6:03 PM CST
Anyone in TX ever successfully grown sweet pea flowers? I can't even get them to germinate.
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 4, 2014 6:48 PM CST

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Sweet peas are usually sown in the fall to bloom in early spring here in Austin. It's too hot in summer for them to survive here. Not sure if that answers your question, but I remember my grandmother having gorgeous sweet smelling sweet peas in MS. I tried to plant them in Feb. to come up in spring here, and was unsuccessful. Here, they are planted in the fall.

Not sure if that helps.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 4, 2014 7:54 PM CST
Its a good idea, mine won't germinatein the fall either. Maybe it WAS my soil, I had trouble with any type pea. Hopefully, this fall will be better. Have seed packets ready!
Thank You!
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 4, 2014 8:11 PM CST

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Good idea. Hope you remember to come back and let us know if you're successful next time. We all seem to profit by others triumphs, as well as failures ! Hope you have a successful sweet pea crop. I'm looking forward to it!
Name: Sandra Williams
Corpus Christi, TX (Zone 9a)
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rositoes
May 15, 2014 9:09 AM CST
Bubbles is right. Plant in fall. If they still don't germinate, try soaking in water overnight or scarifying by rubbing lightly between 2 sheets of sandpaper. Older varieties seem to have stronger scents. Good luck.
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Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
May 15, 2014 11:09 AM CST
Will do, thanks all
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