Question: I am growing morning glory on a trellis, I don't know why but it continually needs to be trained to climb. I wonder if I am twining it in the wrong direction (counter clockwise) How do you know which way to train twining vines? Thank you!
Answer: Vines are an excellent plant to add a different element into your garden! Vines do need to be carefully maintained to get them growing whether it’s vertically or horizontally. When we are growing vines, we want to make sure we are training the vines and as they continue to grow by tying them down to the trellis or the plant support that we are using. As the vines mature, we may find ourselves tying vines here and there to support them. I would continue to work with the morning glory on the trellis and try and embrace how it’s growing. Morning glories have herbaceous stems and when trying to manipulate newer stems, you may create a small puncture that can cause some damage that can potentially cause a plant disease infect your plant. I would not worry about how the plant is trellising unless if it is in a place where it should not be growing - I would prune accordingly in that situation. Enjoy your plant! Embrace their growing habits !
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