Found my first Pipevine babies : )
I almost ignored a little brown blob on a pipevine leaf this morning when I was watering but when I looked closer, I discovered that it was seven little pipevine cats clustered close together. Yay! I looked around some more and found another cluster of five, then three more close-by and then one little cat off by itself. 16 altogether! I bought them all in with some leaves.
They were all on the a. macrophylla plants that I grew from seed last year. Eight out of nine of my plants wintered over and have put out a lot of new growth this year so I have plenty to feed those 16. I'm glad there weren't more than that though. I think I would be worried.
I haven't fertilized my pipevine plants at all but I think I may need to since they're all in containers on my patio rather than in the ground. Is it ok to use something like Miracle Grow as long as I don't spray it on the leaves? Do I need to go buy something organic? I need them to GROW so they'll be ready for the next flock.