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Today I bought 3 different varieties of Morning Glory seeds: Flying Saucer, Picotee Blue, and Clark’s Heavenly Blue. Where I live, the frost has not subsided and probably won’t for at least 2 more months, so I am going to try starting them indoors. I emptied the seeds into a bowl and mixed them all together, then sprinkled some into the pot and covered with soil. I then thoroughly watered. I am keeping my room warm with a space heater and will be attaching a lamp soon with a compact fluorescent bulb. I will keep everyone up to date on germination and any signs of progress!

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...



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Silver_Dragon

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hardiness zone 6b

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jroot

5046 posts in 2199 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 192 days ago

I am sure they will germinate well for you.

But … isn’t it somewhat early to be starting your outdoor plants? Will they become lanky because of the lower indoor light as opposed to natural sunlight? When you put them outdoors, will they be strong enough to withstand any wind?

I see you are in zone 6b. I am in zone 5, and I won’t start my annuals until late March or even April.

Nevertheless, it is good to experiment. Hopefully you kept some seeds for starting later, and also direct sowing outside.

Best of luck with your gardening ventures.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Silver_Dragon

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 190 days ago

I guess you could say I am somewhat eager to start growing, but Morning Glories usually do well in part shade/sun when I start them outside. Another reason for me doing this is that it is nearly IMPOSSIBLE to keep the deer and rabbits in the area from eating the seedlings. They usually stay away once they are larger, but I didn’t want to deal with the headache this year. I still have plenty of other seeds in case these don’t take, but I am keeping my fingers crossed!

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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Silver_Dragon

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posted 188 days ago

UPDATE 1/18/14: Signs of life today! Starting to see the babies poking their heads up from the soil!

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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Silver_Dragon

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 187 days ago

UPDATE 1/19/2014: After only 3 days…this is the result…keep in mind the package said at least 5 days to germination.

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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jroot

5046 posts in 2199 days
hardiness zone 5a

posted 187 days ago

As I said before, they will grow. It is fun to see them sprout. Now they need light, and lots of it. I wonder if they will bud up for you indoors. Experiments are always fun. I love to do little experiments as well. That is how we learn.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Radicalfarmergal

4296 posts in 1832 days
hardiness zone 5b

posted 186 days ago

Good luck with your flowers. I am glad they sprouted so quickly for you.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Silver_Dragon

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hardiness zone 6b

posted 186 days ago

If more light is needed, I’ll just add more lights! As of today, most of the seedlings have opened their first leaves and are starting to get greener.

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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Silver_Dragon

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posted 175 days ago

UPDATE 1/31/14: starting to show signs of vine-like growth.

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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Silver_Dragon

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posted 143 days ago

UPDATE 3/4/2014: Seedlings are now completely covering the surface of the soil and several have climbed up the trellis. A second pot has been added to accommodate other seedlings. I really hope I can keep them alive until the weather gets better!

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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LLGOMJB

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posted 141 days ago

Looking good there Silver_Dragon…you got any updates on your many cacti??

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Silver_Dragon

14 posts in 254 days
hardiness zone 6b

posted 140 days ago

Not yet, but I’ll be sure to post pictures from the upcoming Show & Sale.

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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Silver_Dragon

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posted 102 days ago

UPDATE: WE HAVE FLOWERS
After many months of caring and watching them grow, my indoor plants have finally started flowering, although I was not expecting them to. The first two flowers are somewhat smaller than when outside, but it is to be expected when grown indoors under lights. Regardless, I am proud of my plants and look forward to placing them outside when the weather starts looking consistently better!

!

-- California dreamin'...or wait I mean Florida...

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