Zella's blog: Warming Up

Posted on Feb 19, 2017 10:02 AM

So the weather is finally warming up about time if you ask me!

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Here are some photo of my morning glory pot. And yes I meant for it to be crowded. What I forgot was a lot of plants means lots of water needs. (Well at least for morning glories)

In this pot is 2 grandpa ott, 2 scarlet o'hara, 2 milky way, 2 moonflower, and 1 4 o'clock in the center. I keep my plants indoors so I am hoping they cross pollinate and I get random seeds.

When I made the bamboo arch thingy I accidentally pinched one of the scarlet o'hara when I brought the pot down from my room to the living room. I swapped it out and put in a different scarlet o'hara in. But I made the mistake of dipping the healthy scarlet o'hara's roots in root growth hormone thinking it would grow better as it settles into its new home.
WELL I think that was dumb. Either it definitely didn't need it or the stuff was too strong too much and burnt the roots. It's leaves started to curl in and for a while its stalk was wilty now the stalk is nice and firm up but the leaves are still iffy making me wonder if it will survive. Worse I think when I watered it some of the hormone drifted to two other plants my milky way and grandpa ott. Though the grandpa ott's leaves I think got some damage from the cold too... not sure. And the milky way had trouble getting the shell off its leaves so I think it hurt the leaves a little.

It's good to say though with all this planty drama that finally I am seeing sprouts of the real leaves growing. Maybe you can see them too in the above photos?

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THIS is the morning glory that got pinched. That was on the 12th of this month. Today is the 19th.
I cut the leaves and tiny bit of stem about where I hurt it and dipped it also in the hormone root growth stuff. I also did it to the cut end of the stem and tucked both into soil. Somehow both are still alive... not 100% sure HOW but if new leaves sprout from the starter leaves I'll be happy. I'm not 100% sure what I was thinking for the stem. But I'll let both grow for as long as they can and see what (if anything) happens.

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