We got hit with hard freezes two nights in a row. My moonflower was doing well and has lots of seed pods on it. But the vine is now pretty much toast from the freezes. The seed pods are still purple looking -- not at all dried -- and so don't look ready to save yet. Should I wait to see if the vine has enough life left to finish ripening the pods or should I pick them and bring them in now?
I would love to have some. I'm not sure I'm going to get these ripened properly, but I'm trying. I planted too late and only got the one vine. The others died before flowering when we had that heat in August.
Well, as I said, I planted them way too late. They were only about six inches high, and they just didn't make it. They looked healthy until they died. I did try to keep them well watered, but I may not have watered them enough either. I'm just guessing, as I was surprised when they died. I thought they would be fine in the heat, but maybe they were just too small yet.