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#1 of 4 Old 03-22-2011, 07:05 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have some morning glory seeds that I put in water to soak two days ago.  Yesterday I planted 24 of them into a cool little seedling growing gadget that I had on hand.  Then I realized that I didn't have any other appropriate seedling-growing pots.  I wanted those very thin black plastic ones that you buy small plants in and just shove your thumb up the bottom to get the seedling out and then throw away the tray.  But I don't have any of those and the garden shop that doesn't require driving (I live in Europe and rarely drive) doesn't have anything like that for me.

 

So here's my question.  I have a bunch of seeds left.  They've been soaking for two days now.  Most of them have little sprouts.  Is there anything I can do to save them until a few days from now when I can get over to the big garden center, or are they doomed to rot?  I have a few small pots that I could plant some of them in now, but it will be in way more soil than is necessary and will just be a pain.

 

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What's the weather like? I never start morning glory inside, just sprout them in water and stick them outside. If you want to keep them inside what about egg cartons, yogurt containers or newspaper pots.

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Egg cartons!  Now why didn't I think of that?  I've taken your advice and planted another 48 seeds in the empty egg cartons that I had on hand. The remaining few seeds have been stuck in the garden rather haphazardly.  We'll see if they survive.  It's reasonably warm and sunny right now, but I'm not confident that the nice weather will last.

 

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As long as it's not freezing out they should be fine.
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