What to do in the garden this week: Plant out sweet peas

The serious sweet-pea grower will have sown seeds five to a pot last autumn, pinched out the resulting seedlings and kept them in a spartan cold frame regime ever since. Now is the time to put them in their final quarters. The ground will be well dug and mucked in advance, with each station marked by a tall cane, the whole structure suitably lashed together. Knock out the seedlings, plant one seedling per station, label and proceed. Secure the seedling to the cane.

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