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Taking Sweetpea Cuttings 

  1. Select Healthy Plants: Choose a healthy sweetpea plant with strong, non-flowering stems for taking cuttings. It's best to do this in the spring when the plants are actively growing.

  2. Prepare Cuttings: Using clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears, take cuttings that are 3-6 inches long. Cut just below a leaf node (where leaves meet the stem) at a 45-degree angle.

  3. Remove Lower Leaves: Strip off the lower leaves from the cutting, leaving only a few leaves at the top.

  4. Rooting Hormone (Optional): Dip the cut end of the cutting into rooting hormone powder or gel to encourage root growth, although this step is optional.

  5. Planting Cuttings: Plant the cuttings in small pots filled with well-draining potting mix or a mixture of perlite and vermiculite. Make a hole in the soil with a pencil or stick and insert the cutting, gently firming the soil around it.

  6. Watering: Water the cuttings thoroughly after planting to settle the soil around them. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

  7. Provide Humidity: Place the pots in a warm, bright location with indirect sunlight. Cover the pots with a clear plastic bag or place them in a propagator to create a humid environment, which helps the cuttings root.

  8. Root Development: Check the cuttings regularly for signs of new growth and root development. This process can take several weeks, so be patient.

  9. Transplanting: Once the cuttings have developed roots and are actively growing, they can be transplanted into larger pots or directly into the garden.

  10. Care: Continue to care for the young plants by providing adequate water and sunlight. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions if they were started indoors.

Visit our page Growing Sweepeas for more information

Taking Sweepea cuttings
Taking Sweepea cuttings
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