Gardening Questions And Answers
Growing Spurred Butterfly Pea Vines Lightly nick or scrape the seeds, and then let them soak overnight in room temperature water before planting. Seeds generally germinate in two to three weeks. Butterfly pea flowers grow in nearly any type of soil, including nutrient-poor, but sandy, acidic soil is preferable.
Water the plant regularly during the first growing season, but beware of overwatering. Spurred butterfly pea vines are drought tolerant and, once established, require supplemental irrigation only during periods of hot, dry weather. Pinch growing tips regularly to encourage bushy growth and prevent legginess.
Pea plants grow fastest in favorable sites. Plant peas in raised beds if possible — the raised bed will be warmer than the surrounding soil during the spring. Warm soil helps peas grow faster. Provide good support for the pea plants — a trellis or fence will allow the plants to grow strong and fast.
Sweet peas rarely need watering more than once a week, but you need to maintain even moisture throughout the growing season. They do not like hot weather, so water them regularly in the summer, but do it early in the day to prevent buds from dropping, yielding and fewer flowers, and to prevent plants from […]
It can reduce body pain, migraine, and swelling due to wounds and headaches. Lowers blood pressure: Consumption of butterfly pea flower tea can help reduce blood pressure. Individuals with elevated blood pressure (hypertension) could consume this. Improves skin health: Blue butterfly pea is rich in antioxidants.
Fusarium wilt – Fusarium wilt causes the yellowing of pea plants’ foliage, stunting, and wilting of the entire plant. The base of the stem, however, is not affected. Root rot – Root rot is also a soil-borne fungus that affects peas. Pea plants yellow at the base of the plant and stems wither and eventually […]
Cut perennial Lathyrus back to ground level in autumn or, preferably, leave the cutting back until February so the dead stems provide cover for wildlife in winter. Simply pull out and compost annual sweet peas once flowering has finished at the end of summer. In hot, dry seasons this might be a bit sooner.