Growing Morning Glories & Moonflowers from Seed – Part Three

Growing Morning Glories & Moonflowers from Seed
Part Three

It’s been a week since we planted our morning glory and moonflower seeds in their peat pellets.  Let’s take a look at how well they have sprouted. 

Broken MG StemAs you can see, we’ve already got plenty of activity.  NOTE: Be very careful with your sprouts! One of mine broke while I was moving things around.  A couple broke because the leaves didn’t release from the soil as quickly at the stalk was forcing its way out.  Our moonflowers are still being shy, but that’s okay.  When they burst through the soil, they will catch up quickly! 

Leaves are forming and opening up, the stalks are getting taller, and they are leaning toward the light.  Make sure you turn your sprouts (90°) everyday to keep them close to the center of their growing space.

As I said earlier, be careful with your sprouts to avoid damaging them.  I used my syringe to water them a little every day.  Three full syringes per pellet, and do it slowly – you want the water to soak in, not run down the sides. 

So that’s where we’re at with our morning glory sprouts.  In my next post, we’re going to move some of the sprouts to individual greenhouses.  This is an idea I came up with after buying some herbs at the grocery store for a pot roast we had a couple of weeks ago.  I am currently rooting some of the thyme I had leftover from that meal, and it is growing well, so I have high hopes for Part 4 of Growing Morning Glories & Moonflowers from Seed.  Hope you’ll stay tuned!

Take care of each other, and stay healthy and safe!

Bunny & Greg
The Grey Gnome

 

Growing Morning Glories & Moonflowers from Seed – Part 1
Growing Morning Glories & Moonflowers from SeedPart 2
Growing Morning Glories & Moonflowers from Seed – Part 4

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