How to Grow Black Eyed Susan Vines
Black-eyed Susan vines add bright colors to your garden. The vines need to be started indoors, and will need to be kept at a temperature above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The black-eyed Susan prefers well-drained soil, and sunny areas with slight shade. The vines will grow taller than 6 feet and will spread, covering large areas such as fences effortlessly. Once you transplant the black-eyed Susan outside, make sure you fertilize the plant at least once a month to keep it healthy.
things you’ll need:
- Peat pots
- Balanced fertilizer
- Plant the seeds in peat pots 6 to 8 weeks before the last frost date. The black-eyed Susan vines will germinate best in temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cover them lightly with well-drained soil. Water the seeds to keep the soil moist.
- Transplant the vines outdoors after the threat of frost passes. Plant the vines in a sunny or partially shaded area next to a fence or a support to allow them to grow upward. Space the plants 12 to 18 inches apart.
- Water the vines to keep the soil moist. Water the vines every two to three days unless the weather stays unusually hot, in which case you will need to water them every day.
- Add balanced fertilizer every four to six weeks. The fertilizer will help the vines grow flowers, and allow them to stay healthy.