I have never soaked, nicked, or prepared the seeds- and they grow beautifully. Now, maybe if you did do this prep work, they would be even better- but mine always do great right out of the seed packet.
I tie some string around the top of my window or tape it up there, and tape it down underneath the window box, so the morning glories can climb the string. You could also put a mini trellis in the window box if you didn't want the string. The string is so much fun because you can just see those little plants climbing up a little more each day. Sometimes I sort of help the shoots wrap around the string. They reach right out for that sunlight.
The little window box and sting look so empty and sad at first, but just wait!
Here they are already! This is one week's growth, just so you can see.
We also have Grandparents' Day in April, so they should be in bloom by then. Here are my morning glories from last year- as they start to climb:
Everybody comments on them and comes to check on them as they walk past our room. They look really pretty from the outside of the school, too.
We did an interactive writing lesson when I was explaining our activity to the children. We discovered that morning glories are great for teaching that "or" sound.
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