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Put Some Seeds in Some Dirt Today - Vine Question

Postby Elizabeth Ann » May 08, 2008 9:13 am

So I went out and got some Morning Glory seeds, some Moonflowers (Ipomoea Alba) seeds and some Scarlet Runner seeds and planted them in some long deep regtanglar planters to put at the bottom of the cris-cross thing in the below pictures to create some privacy.

So how crazy are these vines going to get?

Last year I only planted Morning Glorys and they really didn't fill out the way I wanted them too. Am I going to get full coverage this year (I planted A LOT of seeds)


(sorry, I am not sure how to add pictures here)
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Postby kelly_m » May 08, 2008 9:19 am

Hi EA...You should get better coverage with both the vines...and the fact that you have planted alot.

I find MGs are great climbers but not the best in planters as vines.

Good luck...

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Postby Eeyore » May 08, 2008 11:11 am

I found I had to use one of those super sized packages in my 1/2 barrel to get good coverage with the MG's. The runnerbeans I used 8 or 10 beans for a 1/2 barrel. They filled in much better. I've got pictures somewhere so I'll try to dig them up!
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Postby evepet » May 09, 2008 9:21 am

Eeyore wrote:I found I had to use one of those super sized packages in my 1/2 barrel to get good coverage with the MG's. The runnerbeans I used 8 or 10 beans for a 1/2 barrel. They filled in much better. I've got pictures somewhere so I'll try to dig them up!


Eeyore's got a good picture of her scarlett runner bean here in the Container Gardening section... it's in a thread started by dj_backq and it's called 'Tomatoes in Pots'? On Monday May 5th Eeyore posted a picture of her tomatoes, but right beside them is a beautiful scarlett runner bean plant in a barrel. I remembered it because it impressed me so much I went and got some scarlett runner bean seeds to plant! LOL.
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Postby Eeyore » May 09, 2008 11:06 am

Thanksevepet! I knew I had posted one recently.
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Postby evepet » May 09, 2008 11:16 am

Eeyore wrote:Thanksevepet! I knew I had posted one recently.


No problem. LOL.... as I said it impressed me so much I ran out and got some scarlett runner bean seeds. I don't know where in the world I'm going to find room for all this on my balcony! Now I'm going out to buy another big container. By the way, I'm using a 20" diameter pot/about 15' deep... I recall you said you used about 8 scarlett runner bean seeds in your barrel... can I put that amount of seeds in a container that size, and also get away with putting a dill and/or a pepper plant to the front of the scarlett runners??? And maybe a sweet pea ???
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Postby Eeyore » May 09, 2008 12:06 pm

I'd go with about 6 beans, the dill and a few sweet peas. Let the peas hang rather than climb. That'll be awesome! And now you've given me an idea!
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Postby evepet » May 09, 2008 1:45 pm

Eeyore wrote:I'd go with about 6 beans, the dill and a few sweet peas. Let the peas hang rather than climb. That'll be awesome! And now you've given me an idea!


LOL. Always glad to inspire someone. Thx.
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