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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Moonflower Seeds

It's still the dead of winter, but it's not to early to think about flowers and tropical plants! Tonight I opened some of the seed pods I collected from my moonflower vine once the first few frosts killed and dried the plant. As you can see, you get a lot of seeds from just one moonflower plant (and this is just a third of the pods)!



In late spring I will plant these along the front of the house as moonflowers look wonderful growing on a porch rail! It is recommended to soak the seeds overnight and to put a small nick in them, but even without this treatment I will have enough sprout to more than cover the railing.

If you want to get your own moonflowers, you can order seed packs from Amazon.com One pack of seeds will cover a lot of area! If you have a grow rack, I would start the seeds in a couple weeks for planting outside in late April.

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