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My Seed Babies

This is a discussion on My Seed Babies within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; These are all my vines I grew from seeds this year. I don't have a ...

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    These are all my vines I grew from seeds this year. I don't have a yard so I crowded them all into one pot and let them go crazy. It took FOREVER from the time they were just up out of the soil until they just grew up and out and all around.
    All are my seed babies except the Candy Corn Vine there in the middle. I have 4 Morning Glories and a Nastrium that if it blooms soon, will be a deep bright reddish orange I think - and be food for my tortoises.

    BTW - I am planning to bring them in for the winter - is that OK? Anything I should know?




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    It is a crazy quilt of vines and flowers, Pretty.
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    The tortoises are not the only ones the like Nastrium .When you are having a salad chop some of the Nastrium leaves into it and use the flowers as decoration,they can be eaten also.

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    Very nice and cheerful!

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    Tikva, your fabled vines are not a dissapointment!!
    Very nice.
    Now, don't go and get yourself confused and put a Toxicodendron radicans in there. Not nice.

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    very good growing. They look very healthy. I would cut them back and bring them in for the winter. Then in the spring you will be ahead of the game!!

    Cheers!
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    I don't know exactly what "cut them back" means. I found a vine forum and I'm trying to learn, but hey, maybe you could tell me!
    I'd also like to find seeds on them. And try rooting cuttings.....

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    Since yours are in a pot, I guess "Trim them back" is a better description. They will outgrow the pot if you let them, and then die because there is not enough soil/water/food for the large plant to survive. You can easily 'slip' morning glories; just cut from a new growth about 5", and place in about 2" of water. Add some liquid rooting hormone if you have any. Should root in about 2 weeks. Then plant in potting soil. They will need supplemental light if you are doing this indoors..

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    When I said, "cut them back" I mean literally cut them off about a foot above the pot to "store" over the winter. The roots will be fine in the pot and new growth will come out on most vines in the spring. We cut back our trumpet vine and other vine / woody stem plants every year and store them under the benches in the GH. In the spring when it warms up, they put up new growth.
    We put ours outside after we are sure no more frost is coming.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
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    We put ours outside after we are sure no more frost is coming.


    Cheers!
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    Oh, yeah - you guys live where it gets cold..... My vines grow year round.. you would want to be pretty ruthless with them if you are going to have frost/freezing.

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