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Morning Glory grown in a pot ?

Posted by austinf Zone 9 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 7, 11 at 13:46

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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RE: Morning Glory grown in a pot ?

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?

RE: Morning Glory grown in a pot ?

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).

RE: Morning Glory grown in a pot ?

I was going to grow these in the next day or two myself. Suggestions for potting medium??

RE: Morning Glory grown in a pot ?


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

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