Sow in the garden from May.
There are two ways to sow Ipomoea:
- Early - from the end of February already, indoors. Use small pots, one seed per pot. Stand the pots in a propagator or just on a warm windowsill. Keep them moist and the light and heat will do the rest. Keep them back if they shoot too quickly for weather conditions by moving to a cooler but still light spot.
- Sow directly in the garden, in full sun, from May through to June. Loosen the soil with a fork to about 30 cm deep. Draw a straight furrow approx. 1 cm deep and sprinkle the seed between thumb and forefinger along the row, as thinly as possible. Cover the seeds with half a centimetre of soil, press carefully down and sprinkle with water. Label the row.
Once the seedlings are at least 10 cm tall and it no longer freezes outdoors, they can be planted where you want them.
Loosen the soil thoroughly with a fork and after planting your morning glory plants water them imediately. They will thrive in loose, fertile soil. Improve poor soil with the addition of some well-rotted manure. These climbers like to be in either full sun or part shade.