Morning Glory grown in a pot ?

austinfJune 7, 2011

Hi, I planted morning glory from seed in a small pot filled with potting soil at the beginning of spring. They came up about 3-4 weeks later and started growing more leaves. Now they seem to have stopped growing, and the bottom leaves shaped sort of like a butterfly are turning yellow and getting smaller.

I think I might have planted too many seeds? If so, what should I do? It has also been raining a lot recently and the pot is outside.

I was hoping to produce blooms from these, so I hope they can continue to grow!

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Not enough information provided to be able to answer. How a big a pot, how many seeds, what kind of potting medium, how was it watered.....only rain water?

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 11:05PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)

Improper soil moisture (not always easy to judge from the surface) is the most likely cause. Keep a closer eye (or finger) out for moisture levels.

But as GG suggested, it's hard to know for sure without more info (or being there in person).

    Bookmark   June 8, 2011 at 11:33PM
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I was going to grow these in the next day or two myself. Suggestions for potting medium??

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 6:39PM
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brandon7 TN_zone(7)


There are as many answers to that as there are answerers. Even variables like your climate and how often you plan to water will play a part in determining which mixes would work best. I'd recommend doing some reading over at the Container Gardening forum. Al's mixes may be a little overboard for growing Morning Glories, but the thread is just packed with useful info that can help you make better decisions on potting mediums (see link below).

Here is a link that might be useful: Container Soils - Water Movement & Retention

    Bookmark   June 28, 2011 at 2:14AM
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