Ipomoea update

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Sat, 17 Apr 2010 10:07:38 PDT
On March 1st, I scarified, soaked, and planted about 50 seeds of Ipomoea 
pandurata, and about 10 seeds of Ipomoea cristulata.

Within days most of the cristulata had germinated.  The pandurata, 
surprisingly, germinated much later... by several weeks.  For the last 
month they've been growing happily in pots on the windowsill getting 
tangled up amongst themselves & a neighboring epiphyllum.

Today I took them outside and set about untangling them from each other, 
which required plenty of patience!  The cristulata had already started 
branching and so had multiple vines per plant.  It was a delicate 
procedure, and I only lost one leaf in the process.  So with that done, 
now I have to find a spot where they can harden off before being planted 
in the garden.

I'm proud to say that I have 14 healthy plants (7 of each species).  Yay 
me!  :-)

Dennis in Cincinnati (where the bearded irises are starting to bloom, 
and tulips are just passed peak bloom)

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