The Q&A Archives: growing morning glories

Question: why does it take soooooo long for morning glory to start growing, if it Does at all? I have such a hard time every year! When they finally do begin to grow, its' already AUGUST!!!!

Answer: Ahh... the key is to nick the seed coat so the seeds can soak up water and sprout earlier in the season. Use a file or a sharp knife to just break the outer coating of the seed so there's an opening for the water to soak in. You can even pre-soak the seeds 12-24 hours prior to planting. This process will prepare the seeds for earlier sprouting and you'll have plants growing within weeks rather than months. Give it a try!

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