And, the Loser in my garden this year…

Credit: Sharon Hanna


Sweet Peas! They did not like the terrible temperature range – from cold (“can we turn the furnace on in July, please?”) to hot as Hades, with horrible humidity. Cupani did OK but these others – Royal Navy and Mrs. something-or-other seemed to succumb. The usually long stems were short and stunty within a week or two of bloom start! The photo shows yellowing leaves, seemingly enation virus (occurring early here, usually found more in fall), spread by aphids. Indeed, I did find aphids on these plants.

My experiment this year: to cut down the sweet peas now, and see if they come back in cooler fall temps (should we have them.) I’ll let you know what happens.