Ipomoea forum: Ipomoea ochracea

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jan 26, 2017 6:59 AM CST
I was successful in germinating 2 seeds. I discovered you must nick the seed coat to get germination. The seeds sat in moist paper toweling for 5 weeks. They germinated in 2 days after I nicked the seed coat.





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Connecticut (Zone 6b)
Zella
Jan 31, 2017 6:15 PM CST
We're you nervous about nicking the seeds? I've never had to do that before I've only soaked mine over night (or at least 12 hours in warm water)

Do you think it's was this variety of morning glory?
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jan 31, 2017 7:05 PM CST
You can use a nail file to file a groove into the seed coat. All you need to do is go until you see the whitish material that is just under the seed coat. This permits the water to get into the seed and speeds up the germination process.

After you've done it a few times it is not so scary. Lay the seed on the table, hold it with two fingers with one hand and file away on it until you just see the white material. Then you can soak the seed in water as you described.

I only do this for seeds that don't germinate after a period of time like 7 to 21 days, depending on my patience level.

You can also use an exacto knife, if you are brave to not cut yourself. Some folks use a fingernail clipper. You can grab the seed with needlenose pliers and grind it on sandpaper. Just to name other options.
Connecticut (Zone 6b)
Zella
Jan 31, 2017 7:34 PM CST
O_O;
Wow! I'm so clumsy I better stick to just soaking my seeds lol
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Jan 31, 2017 8:22 PM CST
You can practice on seeds that you have plenty. You make the cut on the opposite end from the hilum, which is the small circular thingy you see on the seed. Like my technical description? Thingy is a versatile thing to use hahaha.
Connecticut (Zone 6b)
Zella
Feb 1, 2017 4:23 AM CST
Lol yes I do like your "technical description" I understood it better then your post The thread "Argyreia thorelii" in Ipomoea forum maybe it's just cause I'm new to gardening. I know your happy in that post but I'm not 100% sure about what, other then the things under those leaves -_-;

Oh neat I just previewed my post and saw how the link was put in! I'm leaving my wording the way it is ever if it seems a little confusing now Smiling
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Feb 24, 2017 7:26 AM CST
Young plants are slowly adding leaves. They are hearts, like you see in Ipomoea purpurea.

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Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Feb 28, 2017 4:38 PM CST
I noticed the oldest leaf was showing small thorn-like projections along the veins on the underside. I hope it isn't disease setting in.

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Connecticut (Zone 6b)
Zella
Mar 2, 2017 10:07 AM CST
Keep us posted!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Mar 2, 2017 10:26 AM CST
It's probably nothing. Thanks, Zella!
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Apr 4, 2017 6:14 AM CST
Sadly, the plants died while I was away for 2 weeks on business travel. Sad
Connecticut (Zone 6b)
Zella
Apr 4, 2017 4:38 PM CST
Aw I'm so sorry to hear that :(
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)
Morning Glories Adeniums Region: Delaware Salvias Composter Container Gardener
Garden Photography Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: United States of America
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Gerris2
Apr 4, 2017 4:53 PM CST
Thanks, Zella. They just melted, so weird.

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