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How often should I water my sweet pea?
Sweet peas rarely need watering more than once a week, but you need to maintain even moisture throughout the growing season. They do not like hot weather, so water them regularly in the summer, but do it early in the day to prevent buds from dropping, yielding and fewer flowers, and to prevent plants from scorching.
Do sweet peas need plenty of water?
The plants need plenty of water during flower formation, otherwise bud drop results. They also need ready access to nutrients for growth and flower formation. When you think about it that root system has to support a lot of stem and leaf as well as blooms. Sweet peas are hardy plants that can withstand cold and frost.
Why do my sweet peas keep dying?
Root rot – Root rot is also a soil-borne fungus that affects peas. Pea plants yellow at the base of the plant and stems wither and eventually die back. Spores are dispersed through contact, wind, and water. The fungus overwinters in garden debris, waiting to afflict new plants in the spring.
How do you take care of a sweet pea plant?
Keep soil moist. Summer rain may be ample. If you put your finger into the soil bed to its first joint and the soil is dry, water them at the soil level and do so in the morning; sweet peas can suffer from bud drop. If you use plenty of aged manure and compost when planting, you do not need to fertilize.