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« on: March 10, 2010, 12:54:17 »
Hi
I've been given a packet of morning glory seeds and was looking at the sowing instructions which say to place in a dark warm place approx 15 to 20 degrees. Now I don't have an airing cupboard and I sow / germinate most seeds on sunny window cills. What should I do? Any bright ideas out there?! The only thing I could think of was to sow them as usual, and then place them in a cardboard box with a lid on so it's dark and relatively warm. What do you reckon?!

or, of course, are the soiwng instructions on the packet a load of old tut!
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Morning Glroy Q
« on: March 10, 2010, 12:54:17 »

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2010, 13:20:25 »
I don’t remember keeping the ones I sowed last year in the dark, so I checked a packet from T & M. They say to ‘soak seeds overnight in tepid water before sowing 1/8’’ deep. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag and place at 20-25C, germination 7-30 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination’

So sealed in a bag in a warm sunny spot, should be fine  :)
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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 13:44:38 »
And dont let the night time temp drop too much.

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 14:08:52 »
Thanks Jayb for taking the time to check, that was kind  :)  A placcy bag it is then  :D
And Pesky thanks for the extra tip  ;)
Interestingly my packet says germination should be within 5 - 8 days, so maybe the dark does have an impact?

Thanks again
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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 19:25:26 »
Just be warned that they are really tender, so much so that if the overnight temp falls below 15 c the leaves go white.

I always so mine early April with the zinnias as even in the greenhouse it can get at night well into april. They go like a bomb as well so can get a bit much on the windowledge!
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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 21:28:39 »
I just stuck mine on the kithcen window sill and kept my fingers crossed  :D

Morning Glory is a fasinating plant though. We grew ours in the conservatory and it grew to over 70 ft+

It is a beautiful plant but grew so fast it actually would grow in front of your eyes - believe me I am not exaggerating, so much so that hubby banned me from growing it again, he said we nearly had to move out of the house after the last experience as the plant took over all of our space  ;D


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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2010, 07:13:47 »
So if I'm succesful I should expect a triffid  ;D Luckily I don't have a greenhouse so can expect something a tad smaller than 70ft !!!

And thanks for the info on when to sow / night time temps - April sounds good to me.
I plan to try them in the garden and the plot  8)

So fingers crossed, as they always look stunning to me  :)

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 18:28:24 »
If you do not try then we shall never know what you can or cannot do.
I would give them a go and hope that they turn out well for you.
I am willing to try most things and will be careful of all plants that are in the garden.
Morning glory are not the best to grow due to the seeds being poisonous. Found out the hard way by a friend who tried one only to be rushed off to A&E
He got over it but he got very sick very quick.

Got them back now to put some tread on them

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2010, 07:19:49 »
Yes the packet does say not to eat them! What was your friend thinking of !!

My neighbour never has much luck with them so I'll do a few extra so if I have spares she can have some, she usually gets sweat peas and a few other things aswell but I know MG is a favourite of hers  :)

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2010, 20:17:19 »
Years ago I used to get AG magazine & one of their contributors said she planted hers in late May. It was 21st, OH birthday & they were fine. I've planted mine around this time & they were fine.

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2010, 21:33:40 »
They come up fine in that big greenhouse we have on site... from where they fell last year. I have put a three inch layer of compost down to "reduce" germination but I bet there will still be thousands...  :-X

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2010, 07:41:18 »
Humph you and your greenhouse saddad  ;) next you'll be mentioning 20ft rows of basil   :P  :D

Will check and see where in the country you are grannyjanny - thanks  :)

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2010, 15:44:51 »
I have not got a greenhouse, just a plastic lean to.
They seem to do OK in that.
I had about 50 going round the garden, but they were a bit single stemmed and flowered lovely.
I look forward to seeing yours when you get the pickys.

Got them back now to put some tread on them

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2010, 16:46:49 »
Yes the packet does say not to eat them! What was your friend thinking of !!

Consuming certain varieties of morning glory seeds gives a similar experience to taking lsd, people have been consuming them for centuries. Nausea/vomiting is the most common side effect.
http://www.erowid.org/plants/morning_glory/morning_glory_basics.shtml

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2010, 18:08:42 »
I'll be sooooo chuffed if they grow that I'll be sure to have plenty of pics to share on here  :)

BaccyMan - aaahhhh, now I understand! Thanks. Still plan to sow them and not eat them!!

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2010, 18:23:51 »
Humph you and your greenhouse saddad  ;) next you'll be mentioning 20ft rows of basil   :P  :D

Will check and see where in the country you are grannyjanny - thanks  :)

Janet is in Cheshire... and it's not my greenhouse... and I no longer have access to it.. so there will be thousands taking over soon...  :-X

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Re: Morning Glroy Q
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2010, 05:50:23 »
Ah sorry to hear about the access thing, had forgotten about the handbag slinging incident  ;)  ;)  ;) , I do hope something gets sorted soon   :)
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