Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor.
Cutting off the tendrils is not essential, but it does prevent them from getting tangled up with their neighbours and the flower stems.
As the flowers open keep cutting; this stimulates further flower production. Never leave seeds to develop on the plants.
Remember that sweet peas are annuals. Click to Missing: bush peas. While it is not essential to cut back the tendrils of the sweet pea, many gardeners prefer to do this in an effort to prevent them from getting tangled up with others. One of the main reasons that you want to avoid the tendrils becoming tangled is that when this happens, the stems will bend and will be rendered useless for future cuttings. Jul 26, The tendrils are how it grows and clings on to your frame/structure, if you take them all off you'll spend all month tying it in, leaving them on won't affect the plant growth.
Keep an eye on your plants as they start to gallop away and keep tying them in as they grow.
It's more important to deadhead regularly when the flowers are about go over, before they drop and leave the seed pod behind. If you take"good" stems for cut flowers, the plant will grow more flowers (just like peas. Jul 22, July in Plants. On GW last week was a home made video about sweet peas, the young lady in the video says she takes off the tendrils as the plant puts their effort into them.
If you mix in too much in the spring you may get lots of stems and leaves and few flowers.
I've never heard of this and I've select tree cutting post falls id sweet peas for many years as a cut treedelimbing.barg: bush peas. Feb 25, 6. Cutting off the tendrils is not essential, but it does prevent them from getting tangled up with their neighbours and the flower stems. Tendrils wrapped around flower stems result in bent and curly stems that are useless for cutting.
7. Watering is essential. Dry soil at the roots during bud formation results in bud drop and stems without flowers.