Morning glories need full sun, a support structure, and to be planted after all danger of frost is past to grow. Source.

Before planting:

  1. Placement: Morning glories need at least 6-8 hours of sun daily and a support structure (lattice, fence, gazebo etc.) to allow young plants to climb.
  2. Soil: Use well-drained soil, and avoid Nitrogen-rich fertilizers which produce more leaves and fewer flowers.
  3. Remove any weeds/other garden debris from plant site.
  4. Pick your species.  Click here to view a list of 15 morning glory varieties and purchase seeds.
  5. Nick pointed end with nail clipper and soak seeds in water for 12 hours prior to planting for increased germination rate.

When planting:

  1. Plant outdoors in full sun, 1/2 inch deep in prepared soil, after the last frost and average daily temperature exceeds 65⁰F (18⁰C).
  2. Plant 6-8 seeds per foot of space. After sprouting, thin seedlings to 12 in apart.

After planting:

  1. Keep soil moist while germinating.
  2. Seeds will germinate in 5-21 days.





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