A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Thursday, June 5, 2008

How to Germinate Morning Glories

How I germinate Morning Glory seeds
I started with some polyester batting and lukewarm water
put into a dish, sprinkle seeds on top
funny, how the name of the batting was Morning glory
after 3 days
about 6 days, ready to plant
I think this is a great project for kids
and it sure gives your plants a head start.
In my neck of the woods,
Morning glories are considered WEEDS by many.
I disagree.
How can a flower with the word:
GLORY
in it be a weed??
~~Deby

19 comments:

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

I know ZERO about growing anything.. so thanks for the tip! My kids would love to do this.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Deby~
That is so neat! I am going to try this with my kids today!

Thanks for the tip. And I agree I LOVE morning glories too!

~Amy

Tracy said...

I love morning glories, too!

Cathy said...

I love what you said about the name. Morning glories are beautiful.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love Morning Glories. Thank you for showing me how to start them. We have so many birds all around us that if I just put out seeds then usually end up dinner for the birds. connie from texas

Sharon said...

This is so neat! We love Morning Glories here and consider them a flower. :)

Susan said...

I'll have to try that! We have some morning glory seeds.

50s Housewife said...

I love morning glories too. I had some growing over my back fence last year. I'll have to plant some again. I miss them.

Happymama said...

I agree. When I was a little girl Morning Glories were the first flower I remember noticing. I thought they were beautiful.

I'll have to do this with the kids. It's so simple!

~Kristi

HOPE said...

What a great post...I read about this technique awhile back...thanks for SHOWING how!

GLORY...a weed..no way!

The Mrs. said...

My children learned this when they were small too. I have never thought that they were weeds.
~The Mrs.

Heather said...

What a great idea, my kids would love to do this :)

Tori said...

That's a great idea, but how do you transplant them since seedlings are a bit persnickety?

Mrs. C said...

What a neat idea! :)

Daughter of the King said...

From Deby:

I rarely comment back because I just don't have the time.

I will let you know on these:
Make sure your batting is real wet

and yes...they do REAL well once transplanted, I have never had to baby them.

Hope you give it a try.
Deby

Deborah said...

They're not weeds here! I love them, and my boys would love to try this. They just transplanted some pumpkins the other day...it's very late to be planting, but we have a new garden plot, and we were late getting the soil ready.

Tiffany said...

What a great idea!! My sister in-law home schools and this would be a hit!!! Thank you very much!

Jodi said...

Deby ~ This looks like a fun project my children will really enjoy. We like to garden. :o)

Christina said...

What a great idea!!!