Winter Sowing Sweet Peas – It Works!

Okay, if you follow me on YouTube, you’re most likely tired of hearing me talk about it – winter sowing. I seriously love this technique so much. In fact, I even put in the effort to make an entire winter sowing series in which I show every winter sowing container being started for this year’s garden. I’ll admit, it quickly became boring and repetitive. However, I really felt like it was important to show, as it was such a game-changer for me.

I know the bottles may look a little trashy…but look what’s inside!

When I began blogging, one of the main points that I wanted emphasize is that gardening is such a privilege. Many people don’t have the time, space, or money to create something really beautiful or useful (growing food). At least, that’s what I thought at the time. The truth of the matter is that with a packet of seed, a little bit of dirt, and some recycled containers – even those on a tight budget can grow something that’s absolutely wonderful. Whether it’s food or flowers – it doesn’t matter. I’m getting off topic, I need to focus.

So, sweet peas. Sweet peas are such lovely little fragrant flowers. I guess I should go ahead mention now, I’m talking about lathyrus odoratus, NOT the common garden/english/shell peas. These sweet peas are definitely NOT edible. Anyway. If you’ve stumbled across this post, it’s highly likely you’ve seen sweet peas growing somewhere – either in person, on pinterest, or maybe in the glossy pages of some magazine. They’re gorgeous.


Before starting to grow them myself, I had never actually seen sweet peas in real life. I’m fairly certain that practically no home gardener in Kentucky grows them. Well, I’m sure someone does – but I haven’t seen them. Regardless, I had no idea how to go about growing these things. As a novice gardener, I had learned about the cold tolerance of actual garden peas (the edible kind), and couldn’t help but wonder if the same principle would also apply to these ornamental beauties.


As it turns out, it does! For now, I’ll save all the details about growing these plants for a later post. More than anything, I wanted to share the success of this year’s winter sowing of sweet peas! I’m so excited to plant these into the garden! Here’s hoping for some absolutely beautiful blooms this year!

sweet pea 4

Stay tuned! I’ll be transplanting these gorgeous seedlings into the garden as soon as the snow melts! I’m still patiently waiting for spring. I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please feel free to share on Facebook and Pinterest! Hope you’re having a wonderful day!


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3 thoughts on “Winter Sowing Sweet Peas – It Works!

  1. So cute. I do Child Care and we use milk jugs. We have planted seeds in milk jugs every winter for many years now. The kids love them.

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