You could try growing 'Early Call' morning glories. They bloom earlier, but, alas, do not grow as tall as other m.g, about 5-6 feet at the most although they are bushier. The colors are very pretty, clear and pastel. I grow them in hanging baskets; they are beautiful grown that way.Wind in Her Hair said:deaconjim, you win the award for cracking me up this mornin' before my first cup of coffee! So very true.
For three years straight I have PURPOSELY planted Morning Glories (soaked and nicked the seeds -EVERYTHING!) on a trellis that covers our wellhead between the two cabins and every year, I get gorgeous blooms just about ready to burst open - about 24 hours before our first freeze! I have NEVER gotten the first Morning Glory flower to actually open up.
And out in the garden, I get the week spindly litle "morning glories" that twine everywhere they shouldn't be...figgers.
I give up. :shrug:
Have you found a market for it yet? It works every time. :hobbyhorsPhantomfyre said:Bindweed looks an awful lot like morning glories, but is much more evil. It has a root system that can go 30 deep and spreads... It can also send up new shoots from almost any part of the plant, so pull a shoot out, and more will grow from that massive root system. It doesn't like shade, so that can be one way to get rid of it, as long as it can't climb up out of the shade. I tried vinegar and salt on it, it laughed at me. I tried pulling it out over and over, and it just snorted. It grew through mulch nothing else would grow through. Sorry to sound so negative, but this stuff is everywhere here and I'm frantic to get rid of it. I'm to the point of considering Round Up... :help:
LOL, no. I wish! But it does make excellent mulch! Hmm, I wonder how much a cubic yard of "Diana's Organic Spaghetti Mulch" would sell for...?deaconjim said:Have you found a market for it yet? It works every time. :hobbyhors
Tom, in my experience with it, once you break off the vines, they wither and dry up too fast to root. I mulched the walkways in the veggie garden with it and it hasn't come back to life. (I do keep getting new shoots from the root system below the veggie garden, but NOT from the yanked out vines I mulched with.) Now, if those vines had already set seeds, that would be a WHOLE different story, and I would fully expect to find myself before the firing squad if I sold THAT for mulch! :lookout:tomakers said:I think you would be risking your life if someone found out you sold this for mulch. At least you would be if it were me. I think I got it in my garden from a bag of leaves. :flame: