Step Two: Prepare Location

   Preparation is key to success

To begin preparing your flower bed, first you’ll need to figure out where you are going to plant your morning glory. Virtually all morning glories need a support structure in order to vine. Some are short, from six to ten feet, while others are very tall, from fifteen to twenty feet or more. The location will need to have several hours of bright sunlight everyday and well-drained soil. If you intend on building or placing a trellis or some way for the vine to grow, make sure that is all built and prepared before you soak the seeds.

Determining whether or not you will plant directly into the soil or into a nursery pot or planter can be a very critical decision. If you live in a flood prone area, you may want to consider using planters. I use 2 gallon nursery pots partly because of the flooding in my yard. They are cheap at $1.99 each, and durable, at our local Hall’s Ace Hardware and Nursery. Using planters can have other benefits such as making it easier to control pests and water amounts. If you use a planter, make sure it has drain holes.
Making your flower bed for the morning glory is simple. All you need is:

  • Hand Shovel
  • Miracle Gro Potting Mix
  • Basic Top Soil
  • Miracle Gro Organic Soil
  • 2″ Peat Cups
  • 2 gallon nursery pot or planter or area on the ground where flooding and standing water are not issues
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