can we start seeds outside in central ohio right now?

lynbornmanApril 23, 2007

Specifically things like morning glory and moonvine? I know we are no where near past our frost date, but the soil is certainly warm. Just wondering if I can stick these seeds out yet or if its best to wait. thanks,Lyn

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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

You can sow them in containers using the winter sowing method. I would suggest soaking the seed first over night. If you start them in something like a milk jug, they will be protected or at least portable if this spring continues to freak on it.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 10:20PM
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katielovesdogs(z5b/6a Indiana)

Morning glory will be fine. You could throw the seeds out in the middle of the winter and they would be fine. In fact, I had morning glory planted at my house by the previous owner. I moved in four years ago, and I still have to pull it out every spring. The seeds are tough!

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 11:27AM
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bakemom_gw(z6 Central Ohio)

It's not a matter of sowing, it's a matter of germination. Iopomoea seeds are tough and self sows very nicely. However, if we have an unusual warm spell followed by a freeze, they will easily germinate and get zapped. Seeds will be fine, but seedlings will be killed. If you have a ton of seed and want to direct sow - go for it. If you have some purchased seed you have your heart set on, consider being more conservative.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2007 at 5:18PM
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