Early Spring Bloomers
Sweet peas burst with buckets of colorful blooms in the cool of early spring.
Staking Sweet Peas
Select an area with full sun to partial shade. Prepare well-draining soil to a depth of at least 1 foot, adding plenty of rich compost or aged manure. Sweet pea vines reach 6 feet tall, so staking is a must. Almost any vertical support works; we used branches from just-pruned trees and shrubs.