I put my Ipomea Platense right into the garden this summer and it is doing great. It has been blooming everyday. The blooms usually last one day. Can't wait to see the caudex when I dig it up. It generally grows a lot underground.
Sally when you lift your plants out of the soil do you just shake them off and put them in the pellets? Or do you rinse or otherwise remove some/most of the dirt from the roots? I know you have said in the past your plants do well going into soil and then back into s/h but it seems the transitions would be hard on the plant's root system. I want to know your secrets! ^_^
Hi Helen, I do just wash the caudex off and put it back into the s/h. Usually, by the time I do this we are going into fall and the growth is slowing way down so it doesn't seem to be too hard on any of the plants.
The containers are thick with handles and don't crack when I drill holes in the side. I am lucky since the store that sells these in right down the road.
The picture is the new one next to an old one from Rays.