Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sweet Pea Trialers Needed

A beautiful sweet pea with baby pink flowers was gorgeous in our garden this year. It bloomed for several months and was grown from seed. The fragrance was absolutely enchanting. Later in the season, it was noticed there were tons of other sweet pea seedlings coming up. And I shouldn't have been surprised as other sweet peas were grown about 2 feet away from this year's plants and more than likely spread seed into the new patch. Of course, it was on my to-do list to tag the baby pink sweet pea plants but I never seemed to get around to it. Now I have seeds from multiple plants and don't have a clue which is which. So, I'm hoping to enlist the assistance of a at least 6 gardeners to trial the seeds by growing them in their garden and reporting back the results.

Interested? If so, please send a self addressed stamped envelope to me and I'll send you a packet of seeds.

Here's what you'd need to report by participating as a trialer:

1. What color were the flowers?
2. How well did the plants grow?
3. How tall were the plants, approximately?
4. On a scale from 1-10 (10 being the most fragrant), were the flowers fragrant?
5. What were your growing conditions?
6. Would you grow this flower again?
7. What time of the year did you grow the plant?

Please send an email if you're interested and I'll send you the address to send your stamped envelope.

Out of the multitude of inquiries received, only one person has sent in their envelope for the sweet pea trial. It would be great to get 5 additional people. International inquiries are welcomed - please designate your country and we'll figure out a way to get the seeds to you.