Seed Swaps

Sweet pea 'Little sweetheart'

Lathyrus odoratus

  • 3 plantings
  • 1 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 7 stashed

Little sweetheart is a popular variety of Sweet pea, which belongs to the Sweet pea genus (Lathyrus odoratus 'Little sweetheart').

SOWING: Sow seeds directly into the garden in early spring 1 inch deep, in rich well cultivated soil. Seed can be started in individual peat pots 4 to 6 weeks before planting outside in permanent location.

SPACING: Thin established plants to about 4 inches apart.

GERMINATION: 10 to 20 days. Soak seeds overnight for quicker germination. Keep soil moderately moist.

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Little sweetheart normally grows to a mature height of 1.50 metres (that's 4.88 feet imperial).

As Little sweetheart Sweet pea is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Little sweetheart have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Little sweetheart

  • Partial Sun

Growing Little sweetheart from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 7.8 inches (20.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.39 inches (1.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 10°C / 50°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Little sweetheart about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Little sweetheart

Harvesting Little sweetheart

Other Names for Sweet pea 'Little sweetheart'

Dwarf sweet pea

Discuss Sweet pea

  • Sweet Peas

    Discussion group for growers and fans of Sweet Peas (Lathyrus odoratus) which have been a popular garden plant for ce...

    26 members / 23 topics