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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 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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