How To Get SweetPeas To Climb Dowels

suntower(z5 WA)July 28, 2006

Hi,

I've got a bunch of sweet peas that are now 4-6" tall. I stuck a bunch of dowels in the ground next to them and my question is: How do I encourage them to start growing up the dowels. They are -very- delicate and I worry that I'll break them if I use string.

I need help fast---they're getting just long enough on the ground that they're starting to get tangled with one another.

Thanks in advance,

---JC

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jimster(z7a MA)

The peas may not attach readily to smooth, vertical dowels. I suggest running a couple of strings horizontally from dowel to dowel the length of the row. Peas will grab this sort of thing with little or no help.

Jim

    Bookmark   July 28, 2006 at 10:27PM
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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

I agree, I have a half a dozen in a large pot and I had hoped that they would clib off of the three thin bamboo bits I put in for them but they need constant vigilance in order for me to run them up, I went out of town for two weeks and they all fell over, I'll head out soon and wrap some string in and make it a bit like a cage.

Goodluck.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2006 at 3:23AM
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