Yellow Leafs on Morning Glories

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  1. BobN

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    I have planted some MG's in some pots to climb a trelles. They are doing great but I noticed that some of the leaves at the bottom are turning completely yellow. Why?

    The pots have good drainage. I keep them watered. They get plenty of sunlight. They are growing like crazy. The pots also have petunias growing in them and they are doing great.

    I suspect they need fertilizer as the soil could get drained after several waterings. If they need fertilizer what kind should I apply? Any recomendations? I live in Maryland.
     
  2. Durgan

    Durgan Contributor 10 Years

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    I suspect over-watering. The same phenomina has occured on some of my Morning Glory in the past. Morning glory blooms best when "abused", the plant grows great greenery if fertilized and over-watered, but not too many flowers. In almost dry containers they are prolific bloomers. Just my two cents worth.

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    Thank you. I think you're right. I stopped watering the MG's every day as you suspected I was and let the pots dry out for a couple of days before watering again. I also noticed that the yellow leaves went away and I see more blooms...
     

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