Has anyone ever planted sweet peas in pots?

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I'd love to have lots of sweet peas as cutting flowers this year and wondered if they do well in pots as my garden has a fabric and rock cover:( How do you provide support and what size of pot would I need?
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  • Bernice H Bernice H on May 25, 2014
    What a good idea! I'll be waiting for the answer...

  • Pamela Dikeman Pamela Dikeman on May 25, 2014
    I've seen them grown is storage containers- just drill holes in the bottom for drainage and use lattice or tomato cages with string for them to climb.. Lots of options, depending on your planting zone.

    • Barbara Bamber Barbara Bamber on May 25, 2014
      @Pamela Dikeman Thanks so much.. so these are those plastic "rubbermaid" type bucket? That would be easy!

  • Carol Carol on May 25, 2014
    I have a huge pot on the corner of my garage that I put a trellis in or behind, depending on my mood. I plant sweet peas or morning glories in it. I even mixed the 2 one year just for a variation. The smell is intoxicating. There are drainage holes in the bottom. I'm in zone 4. Good luck and happy planting,.

    • Barbara Bamber Barbara Bamber on May 25, 2014
      @Carol Thank you! I hadn't thought of mixing in morning glories but will look at the garden center. It's the fragrance I'm after as well as having lots of cutting flowers, so I might have to plant a few pots:)

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on May 26, 2014
    You'll find just about everything you need to know about growing sweet peas (including recommendations for containers) in this article from Renee's Garden: http://www.reneesgarden.com/articles/success-swp.html

    • Barbara Bamber Barbara Bamber on May 26, 2014
      @Douglas Hunt That's a great article.. I didn't know there were container varieties as well.. I'm going to try to find some today! Thanks so much!