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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:06 pm    Post subject: morning glories Reply with quote

does anyone know if these are easy to move and transplant and if so, is there a best time of the season to do it?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They re-seed themselves, don't they? (I used to have them years ago)
So let them go to seed and then replant the seeds where ever you want them. I don't see how you could transplant them because they attach themselves to everything they can.... how would you "un-attach" them?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Martha wrote:
They re-seed themselves, don't they? (I used to have them years ago)
So let them go to seed and then replant the seeds where ever you want them. I don't see how you could transplant them because they attach themselves to everything they can.... how would you "un-attach" them?


they're on one side of my back yard but i want them to be on the other side
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

morning glories reseed and are annual plants. So the ones you are trying to move will die in the fall and will only regrown from seeds they shed. You will have to move the seedlings in the spring when they come up... and then rip out what you don't want. You have to watch it with morning glories. If the go untamed for more then a season they can become invasive!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BiscottiQueen wrote:
morning glories reseed and are annual plants. So the ones you are trying to move will die in the fall and will only regrown from seeds they shed. You will have to move the seedlings in the spring when they come up... and then rip out what you don't want. You have to watch it with morning glories. If the go untamed for more then a season they can become invasive!


i had no idea they were annuals, thank you! so wait til they pop up next year, right in the beginning and transplant and then they will reseed themselves in that area?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I collect the seeds and start them inside and move them out where I want them in spring that way they get going earlier then nature allows.

Just remember to remove all growth where you don't want them growing in the earliest spring time you can. I've been removing self sowing seed up until August for morning glory, coneflower and night lilies for awhile now. Its now September and I'm STILL removing night lily and sprouting foxglove!!!

Its okay though.... I am putting in more raised beds so next spring they can spread and I won't remove any. Smile
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