New Gardener, Couple Questions on Morning Glories

AshleyGJuly 7, 2013

I'm trying to create a privacy screen between me and my neighbor using the morning glory as it climbs up some twine. I currently have about 2 vines per twine. My question is, should it only be one vine per twine? Should I pinch some back? And does one vine spread out into many "reachers" creating new vines off of the original? I didn't want to pinch them back if the single vine wasn't going to spread out, but don't want them to tangle themselves either

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gerris2

I've not tried the twine before. Let us know how it goes. There can be some weight from the vine biomass so I hope it is sturdy twine.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 7:58AM
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AshleyG

I've had them planted for about 3 weeks now, they are doing great! Climbing up the twine just beautifully with little to no help from me. I will probably end up taming the "new grabbers" (I have no idea what you call them) that grow off any original vine, I am still scared they are going to end up waaaay to heavy.
I planted these before researching as much as I should have, I ended up using Miracle Grow Potting Mix (I have them in planters) before I knew about them not liking fertilizer. I can tell they probably won't bloom just because the leaves are SO big and I know it's from the fertilizer. I didn't expect much from them anyways since I was so late on planting, but as long as I have some large foilage to block out my neighbor, I'm good!

    Bookmark   July 10, 2013 at 11:16AM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Guidance is necessary to prevent these from going straight up, if that's your goal. For example, when a vine reaches the top, you can guide it back down, or sideways at any time. If you pinch off the growth tip, side shoots will form. A tangle may bother you, but it won't bother the vines.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 11:25AM
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gerris2

Purpleinopp's advice is good.

I use Miracle Gro all the time to start my seedling transplant morning glories. I have never had an issue with the plants.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 12:47PM
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