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Growing from seed....better to direct sow or start indoors?

Posted by irish_rose_grower z7 LI NY (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 25, 10 at 20:08

HI, i want to plant a bunch of grandpa ott's and heavenly blue near a 10' fence in our yard. Should I direct sow or start indoors and transplant?

I'm in zone 6/7 so i'm not sure what to do, do mg's do better started indoors or no?

And if i direct sow outdoors, do i do it now?


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RE: Growing from seed....better to direct sow or start indoors?

Most MG's are fast growers so you can do either. If starting them indoors make sure you have adequate lighting until it's warm enough to put them outside. I soak my MG seeds in water overnight before planting. Many will germinate in a day or two. If they don't have enough light while inside the vines will get leggy and weak. A word of warning about Grandpa Otts, it reseeds like crazy. I planted some several years ago and have been pulling them out by the bagful ever since.

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