Last summer, I published a post on my Moonflower Vines. These night-blooming flowers glow in the soft light of the moon, all the while exuding a captivating fragrance. I buy Moonflower seeds off the racks of big-box stores, but I deviated from my norm this year and bought a packet at Longwood Gardens.
Renee’s Garden is a trusted brand of seeds.
I appreciate the fact that each packet states the seeds are, “Not treated or genetically engineered.” Renee’s Garden also offers advice on their blog: Renee’s Blog
I soaked the seeds overnight as per directions on packet, and planted them in recycled yogurt containers. (Some gardeners also nick the outer shell of the large seed.) I filled each cup with organic potting soil in bottom half, seed starter mix as top layer. I placed these in an empty plastic container, set it beside my heating vent, and in less than a week…
Oh the JOY of gardening from seed! I started these Moonflower vines much earlier than recommended. This is due to my experience with them; they are very slow-growing for a few weeks. I’m hoping to enjoy my Moonflowers blossoms by late May. Happy Gardening!