Moonflowers

Deeyendra(zone 5)June 20, 2004

I live in Southeastern Nebraska, and am trying to grow moonflowers for the first time in a small garden. I know they can grow here, because my mother did it last year. I soaked the seeds for two days before I planted, but didn't put the seed down any particular way. I have sprouts in the garden with purple stems, but I'm not sure if they are the moonflowers, or just weeds! (This is my first gardening attempt, be gentle!) I was wondering if anyone had a picture of a plant that is about four or so inches tall or some way to identify it to know whether to pull them or not?

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mcarol(z5 Michigan)

Deeyendra,
I would check out google images and look up a picture. I recently planted a moon flower but it was in a pot so I'm not sure what it looks like very small. It bloomed last week and was worth the wait. (I've tried from seed but have been unsuccessful.)

    Bookmark   June 20, 2004 at 6:45PM
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MKull(8 SATX)

Just so happens I soaked 8 moonflower seeds for a day and planted them two days ago. 3 are already visible and this is the largest one right now. I'll see how it looks after I get home this afternoon as well. Don't pull it yet!

Hope it helps!

Marc

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 9:14AM
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Deeyendra(zone 5)

Well, that is definatly not what I have. I have weeds. :-( But thanks for everyones help! Next question: are there any tips to transplanting moonflowers from one garden to a pot? How large should the pot be?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 1:31PM
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MKull(8 SATX)

8 hours later

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 4:47PM
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Deeyendra(zone 5)

Dang, it grows quickly, doesn't it?

    Bookmark   June 22, 2004 at 9:11PM
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