This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, May 16, 2008

soaking morning glory seeds

soaking morning glory seeds
My mom told me this morning that she just planted her morning glory seeds. She said she soaked them overnight in water then planted them directly in the garden. I was pleased to be reminded of the morning glory seeds I saved last year. Mine are have a dark purple flower. My Mom's are blue. I'll have to remember to collect some of her seeds this fall.


Anonymous Jen said...

I really wanted to plant some morning glories. I'm just afraid that I won't be able to take them with us when we move. They're so pretty.

May 17, 2008 1:03 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to have some morning glories on the perimeter of my small veg garden for colour, but I read at the USDA site that they can get weedy and become invasive. Are they manageable on a small scale?

May 17, 2008 10:52 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Its funny - two opposite comments!

Morning glory seeds are easy to collect, if you want to take them with you and can stay 'til August or so. They make a pod that has the seeds. Just collect them in a baggie and plant them next year wherever you are. Here's a site that describes seed collection.

I couldn't believe that morning glories could be called invasive, but sure enough, a quick google search says they are. There are certain varieties of morning glory that are bad news in certain states. The USDA site with a list is here.

The varieties I have are not a problem here (in Massachusetts). I had four morning glory vines in my yard last year (I paid at least $1.99 each for these) and this year I did notice reseeding (I was thrilled) of two plants. Not a rate to worry about. My parents and I have grown them forever and we struggle to get them to sprout and have NEVER even thought about them as a problem.

Maybe you should try the variety you are thinking of in a contained area first and see what rate of reseeding you get. It seems like these are a problem in alot of more southern zones. Especially Arizona.

Thanks for the comment! I didn't know this.

May 17, 2008 11:13 PM

Blogger Elsa D. said...

Please teach me how to collect morning glory seeds... every year I plant morning glories but I can't figure out where the seeds are...
yes I am a beginner gardener and a lot of what I have learned has been from your blog. Thank You.

May 23, 2008 8:35 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I was surprised to learn that some people have trouble finding the seeds. The seeds are in tiny, round pods that form after the flowers fall off. Since this occurs throughout the blooming season, the pods occurs repeatedly from late summer to hard frost (at least in Ohio). the pods are green at first and turn brown. Wait until they are brown to collect the seeds--but don't wait too long unless you want them to self seed. After the pods turn brown, they turn sensitive and will pop open very easily, so cut them off above the pod and then open the pods afer they are safely in a container. I just cut my vines down and still found a large number of pods remaining on the vines. Morning glories will strangle plants planted nearby will you don't keep them contained or keep them trained on trellis or strings.

December 05, 2008 6:54 AM

Anonymous Vlad said...

Morning Glory seeds may be ingested to create an intensely Euphoric and quite hallucinogenic state....Try some of those puppies....They look great planted too!!!

December 07, 2008 2:05 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha yea you can chew them up and get off pretty good, even the ones thats coated at kmart(marth stweret morning glory seeds pkg 60), just dont swallow the seeds chew them up and hold him mouth for about five minuets and spit them out, the LSA that is a week form of LSD is absorbed threw the pours in your mouth.

January 11, 2009 8:16 AM


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