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Old 06-29-2019, 11:13 AM
Location: Surfside Beach, SC
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I think your problem is that you are babying this plant too much and feeding it too much. (and yes, it's overcrowded in that pot.)

If you want it to bloom, you need to stress it and stop feeding it completely. That will force it to bloom. Like other vines, soil that's too rich can encourage them to put on all leafy growth at the expense of flowers.
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:52 PM
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Default Flowering Update: 9/18

So my plant started throwing out flowers. One a day for now- but there are buds all over. Flowering started right around 120 days since I started the post. This plant needed DAILY watering of at least 1/2 gallon. More during the hottest parts of the summer. Missing one day of watering resulted in the saddest looking mess of leaves I have seen. I felt bad really. The plant did need fertilizer as expected. Extremely minimal. 20-20-20 schultz at around 1/8 teaspoon every few days when the leaves started to get yellow. The nitrogen and micro nutrients greened the plant right back up. Honestly- nitrogen is the last thing this plant needs. I have been snipping shoots since the day it was planted. A few weeks ago I created my own custom bloom formula. 1 part Urea to 5 parts Mono Potassium Phosphate. Ten grams of this mix diluted into 120mL water. Every other day's watering gets about 5mL added. Buds started forming immediately when using this solution and has just enough nitrogen to keep the shoots down and the leaves green. Enjoy the pics!

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Old 09-18-2019, 10:57 PM
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your MG needs daily watering because it's in a very small pot exposed to sun. If they were planted in the ground they'd be growing like the uncontrollable weeds they really are with no need for extra care.

Once the flowers dry and go to seed, they'll burst and send seeds to the lawn behind the deck in your pictures. You will see baby MGs sprouting all over the place next year.
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:52 AM
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Default Invasive

Thanks for the good news! Im out there every day though- I plan on being diligent with deadheading. Besides the landscapers around here are are pretty aggressive with the weed whip. If worse comes to worse I am sure there are about a dozen things at the hardware store the EPA definitely does not recommend that have the ability to literally dissolve the plant top to bottom.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:01 AM
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Good job! pretty nice.

When I look at the third picture, I feel like, all that leaves come to produce that one flower
It seems as if it were welcoming u

If you always grow flowers, keep posting about other flowers.
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