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How do i plant Morning Glory

I have 40 Ipomoea Morning Glory seeds to plant but no instructions on how to plant them or what soil to use can someone help me please.image



  • Amy0824Amy0824 Posts: 20

    for Morning Glory, it has strong growth ability, 

    I have planted Morning Glory before, just take care of enough water and sunlight is OK, 

    best wishes...

  • neatbushneatbush Posts: 34

    only thing with morning glory is there poisonous so be careful if you have kids or pets...

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Plant 6mm deep in a good seed compost, and place in a temperature of 20-30C. Germination takes 10 days+

    You can plant them as late as June and still have good plants as they grow very fast. Don't plant them out before night time temperatures are consistently 11C or more or they'll die. Seeds are poisonous.

  • pr1mr0sepr1mr0se Posts: 1,173

    I have found that soaking the seeds overnight aids germination btw.  I have a lot of very healthy young plants in the GH - all free since I saved the seed from last year.  (Hope this helps).

    I didn't know about consistent temp of 11 C+ Alina - thanks for that, I'll make sure I hold back on planting them out in a few weeks.

  • SwedboySwedboy Posts: 380
    My package says soak over night so that is what I did. the seeds have been planted in gritty compost and are now standing on the radiator which doubles as my propagator.
  • Hello paslode,

    This is one of my favourite plants. Have a look at Carol's video on sowing it.

    Emma team

  • KoalagirlKoalagirl Posts: 225

    I didn't realise that you were supposed to soak them.  I just sowed them and they came up.  They are all in little individual pots now in the potting shed by the window waiting for the weather to warm up.  I have given them little sticks to climb up.  I think I should probably have sown them a bit later than I did.

  • SinevegasSinevegas Posts: 55

    I have sown a few seeds and put half a plastic bottle over the top and popped on a window sill, they have come up really strong and quicker than any thing else i've sewn. 4 weeks later i had to prick them out as they are growing so well.

    I am looking forward to seeing them prosper.

    good luck with yours

  • I grew some last year. BUT BEWARE- I planted out 10 lovely healthy 8inch seedlings, but by the next morning they had all been munched! Obviously a very tasty breakfast for the slugs/snails.

  • jo4eyesjo4eyes North East Derbyshire Posts: 2,058

    As as already been said, they dont like the cooler nights, so depending on whereabouts in UK you are you need to know your local night temperatures. Am in NWest & sow mine in May- must admit sometimes I soak pre sowing, sometimes not. Not usually a problem. J.

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