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Morning glory question

FatsiaFatsia Posts: 35
I have probably done the naughty thing, and sown my morning glory seeds too early. They are substantial little plants now and being cosseted on my sunniest window sill. I was wondering whether it would be too soon to pop then out in my unheated grow house? (polycarbonate and wood). Its against a south west facing wall and on top of concrete so very warm. I would like to free up space on the windowsill for other seedlings but dont want to kill off the MGs. I live on the south east coast so no frosts this time of year, and night temps outside are about 7/8 degrees currently. 

Many Thanks :) 
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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
    Be very careful I killed all my MG plants last year by putting them into an unheated greenhouse in April I would say don’t do it. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    edited April 2020
    I would 'harden them off' by putting in the grow house during the day and bringing back into the house each night for at least a week.  You can tell if they get too cold as the leaves will start turning white.  Mine are just emerging from root trainers in an unheated greenhouse but I think I also started them too early.. :/
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • FatsiaFatsia Posts: 35
    Thanks all. I might leave it a teensy bit longer then before I start to harden them off for life in the grow house. I have more seeds so will sow some more if necessary!  I do this silly stuff every year and kick myself 😂. Too hard to resist when you get the seeds! I think the plants will strangle eachother before I can plant them out. Woops! 
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
    Pop short canes in the pots to stop them getting tangled up. 
  • FatsiaFatsia Posts: 35
    Good idea @debs64 :) 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506
    Am sowing mine this weekend ... I try to learn from my mistakes 🤣
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
    @Dovefromabove I sowed mine on Monday after losing them all last year including one described as heavily scented! I was heartbroken 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,506
    I sow my tomatoes, french beans, squash and first salad stuff etc at the beginning of April and my runner beans and morning glories in the mid to second half of April ... it seems to work here in Norfolk.   :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • FatsiaFatsia Posts: 35
    @Dovefromabove I must be glutton for punishment! Next year I shall contain myself!

    @debs64 It is horrible when you lose plants. My partner thinks I'm barmy when I get upset about garden failures! 
  • AstroAstro Posts: 357
    I was too keen with mine last year, they grew really well in the house. But after a cool night or two in the greenhouse they gave up. It wasn't that cold either from what I recall, so patience is definitely worth it with these. 
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