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Vigna vine first year from seed growing up 4x4 rail post.

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By Flcrazy


Vigna vine first year from seed growing up 4x4 rail post.

Sid,there is a little green 4 inch pot sitting on the railing in front of the large vine, started the same time from seed this spring. The one in the pot is about 12 inches long. The one in the ground is about 12 feet long and starting to bloom first year from seed. It will not be covered in large blooms like my three year old vine was, but at least it will bloom if happy. I have my large vine growing in riverbed sand, that is about 8 inches deep, some of the roots grow up under the porch where it gets little, to no moisture. You might want to put a few inches of gravel about 8 to 10 inches below where you plan on growing yours, being you get alot more rain than we do. This vine starts to bloom in August, so you will have to bring your vine in to harvest the seed, they will not be ready before your first hard freeze. That is why I don't grow it in a chain link fence or lattice fence. Grow it on something so that you can easily get it untwined from, with the seed pods intact to bring in the greenhouse. Good luck Sid, I know you will love it as much as I do. Bonus is, it smells heavenly too ! P.S. I just went back and read your profile, and you probably have about the most perfect soil to grow this vine in, you lucky thing ! Can't wait to see it next year !



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Sid
Sid
 

OMG - the one in the ground has grown 12ft in one year? think i might need a bigger greenhouse! Pleased that I might get flowers in the first year tho.

I hear you re the drainage - will mix some grit into the compo - will prob plant it in a large container so that I can put it inside easily when I need to. Lots of rain here, but my garden is pretty free draining - so might just try one in the ground, but only if most of the seed germinates, otherwise wont risk it ;-)

Do you recommend sowing the seed in the spring, or is it just the same in autumn? (I'm just itching to start them off you see!)

Thanks for all the great advice, F1. I will be sure to post pictures of progress and when it flowers :-D

Sarah.

3 Sep, 2008

 

I believe these vines originated in South America, and they grow up to 25 ft in a season there.! I've always started my seeds in the spring, don't know how they would perform it started in the fall, sorry!

3 Sep, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Thanks F1, guess i'd better leave them till spring to be on the safe side... will let you know how they get on :-)

4 Sep, 2008

 

AND grapevines !!!! Do you make your own wine ?

30 Aug, 2009



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