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hebelover

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Cosmos

  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2021
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hebelover

Evening All ☔ Raining quite well here now, and the Cosmos have thankfully picked up, so now for the question..because we don't normally get to this stage..they are between 4-6" high..when do I pinch them out? #advice #cosmos #seedlings

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flan1971

I think it’s once they have 2 sets of true leaves, I’ve not done mine yet but they not as big as yours 👍

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pelly

I would be very tempted to bury them much deeper than that first or they'll get very leggy Jason 👍

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charlotte

Well clearly I have no idea. But can you send rain to Norfolk please . Looks like we are going to get none.

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juliesgarden

Lucky you , been a sunny day here again and quite warm too , really could do with the rain now 😏

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hayleyaj

Yes Jason, pinch out the top, in between 2 leaves and you’ll get bushier plants 🌱

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sharonhayden

Well done - to pinch or not to pinch -they are much bigger than mine - sure time is now to pinch

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ublaszko

It's raining here as well.

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hebelover

Hope you get some soon, it was torrential here all last night, hoping to see the garden refreshed this morning @charlotte @juliesgarden @ublaszko

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hebelover

Thanks Ladies, just sat and done them 😄 @flan1971 @hayleyaj @sharonhayden

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hebelover

😳 I can't Jane...this is them buried deeper!!😲😲😲 Right to the bottom of the pots!! They got leggy very quick, and I was swapping them between 2 windowsills to give as much as possible. The windows here are very small, deep and dark 😕 If I try again next year I will do them under a growlight 🌱 @pelly

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pelly

Ahh right. This is why I’ve not done any this year, they are such a pain. I decided that much as I love them I don’t need plants that stress me out from germination to garden waste bin 😡😂😂

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hebelover

Afternoon, my most dreaded task, but pricked out and potted up 7 types of Cosmos, 4 seedlings from each. The spare seedlings I've put straight in the ground, no loss if they don't make it 🤷‍♂️ #cosmos-hotpink #cosmos-purity-white #cosmos-seashells #cosmos-doubleallsorts-mix #cosmos-brightness-mix #cosmos-sonata-mix #cosmos-cups-and-saucers-white #seedlings

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gjones

Looking good Jason. Can you leave them outside now or are you still having the occasional frosty night?

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charlotte

Gosh. I wouldn't have the patience to do that. I'm all thumbs.

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hebelover

Thanks Katy, I should have taken the pic when they'd revived a bit, they look less limp!!😂 Not due anymore frosts *touch wood but the nights are just 2°c this week, so will bring them in overnight @gjones

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hebelover

These ones are ok, quite hefty stems, but the next ones to do are tiny and fiddly and a pain in the B!! @charlotte

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sventress

I always underestimate how long it takes 😅

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hebelover

I don't know why I hate it so much Sean, it's just such a fiddly faffy job 😂 @sventress

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vegandmore

I pricked mine out today too 😁

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hebelover

I have some fiddly little ones to do today 😕 @vegandmore

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vegandmore

All part of growing your own 😁

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hebelover

And that's why I buy so many plants at Morrisons!!🤣🤣🤣 @vegandmore

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hebelover

1st true leaves coming through on the Cosmos seedlings 🌱 #cosmos #cosmos-seedlings #seedlings

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crabby58

Beautiful🌱Yay, you've got #sprouts

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italydiva

How lovely! I love Cosmos. I don’t know why but I just don’t to seem to have any success with seeds and it’s not for the want of trying. I seem to be only able to grow weeds! I wonder if I had a faulty batch of seedling compost? So frustrated and disappointed 😞

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hayleyaj

Time to pot them on! Did mine yesterday. I’m not growing the #cosmosbipinnatus again this year only the #sulpherous which are orange, red and yellow.

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sharonhayden

Congratulations 🎉

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pelly

Looking good Jason 🌱🌱🌱

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joannie.a

Looks you might have enough to sell some to Mozzers for a change.

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hkyfvr

Yay. They look awesome. None of mine have started to sprout but time will tell 👍😍

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gjones

They're doing great!

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hebelover

Until I kill them!! Which is usually the next step!!😂😂😂 @crabby58

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hebelover

Thanks Angela, I'm crap at seed sowing, I can always get them germinated, it's the next step I kill them..everything!! Plus I hate the whole process, I'm really trying to enjoy it, but I just don't!! I like going to mozzers and buying it ready done in a pot! 😂😂😂 @italydiva

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hebelover

They have to stay as they are for a little while, no space to put them yet 😂 I tried some Orange ones, Polidor, that's the pot in the picture that's got no seedlings!! Not one germinated. I kill Cosmos everything I try, so I'll be happy with just 1 single flower on a plant!!🤣 @hayleyaj

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hebelover

Well, we have germination on 7 out of 8 types of Cosmos, still waiting on 'Polidor' 🌸 'Cups & Saucers White' proved the fastest, with all 9 seeds germinating on the same morning 😄 Cephaphora and Agastache germinated too 👍

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sharonhayden

Well done- loads of mine have come through too - bit worried about cold coming as my greenhouse has lost its door - bit careless if you ask me 😆

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anges

Nice one! 😃

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pelly

Well done 👍 💚💚

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crabby58

Love to see sprouts👍

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hebelover

Thanks you Ladies 🌱 @anges @charlotte @crabby58

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hebelover

🤣🤣🤣 Very careless Sharon @sharonhayden

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gjones

You had great germination. I’ll start my seeds next week😊

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hebelover

Actually surprisingly excited, 48hrs in, and the 1st has seedling germinated...and what is it...the Hot Pink Cosmos of course 💖😁💖 #cosmos #cosmos-hotpink #seedling

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joanboston

I find it quite addictive 😂

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charlotte

I just love watching seeds germinate.

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hebelover

I can see why, I've checked them all a ridiculous amount of times 🤣🤣 @joanboston @charlotte

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jacaranda

That’s brilliant! It’s so exciting watching the seeds grow, isn’t it? 😆

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joannie.a

Watching your seeds germinate like giving birth but less painful.😃

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pelly

Woohoo 🎉🎉🎉

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hebelover

Well I'm glad it's less painful than childbirth 🤣 I'll be so happy to see more germinate, need more windowsills now 😂 @joannie.a @jacaranda @pelly

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anges

Oooooh!!! 😆👍

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hebelover

So, after trying for 3 unsuccessful years, I gave up with Cosmos, few years have passed, time to try again. I never sow seeds, I haven't enjoyed it previously, 8 varieties of cosmos on the go🤞 #cosmos #doubleallsorts #cupandsaucer #seashells #polidor #brightness #sonata #hotpink and #puritywhite

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sharonhayden

From zero to hero -🤛🏻

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gjones

I’m trying 6 varieties this year. I always have the white and pink ones but have seed for a few more in the orange, peach and yellow varieties. Will start seeds in a couple of weeks. Last year I started them too early and they got rather leggy. I look forward to seeing how your red ones look. I’ve never tried them before😊

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anges

You're going for it! 😃👍

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hebelover

🤣🤣🤣 Don't think I'm gonna be a hero, I've gotta kill them all first!! @sharonhayden

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hebelover

I've never managed to get Cosmos seedlings to plant size...will see what happens this year @gjones

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hebelover

Well I figure it's about time 😂 How many plants could I have if I actually grew stuff from seeds 😄 @anges

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anges

😄😄👍

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richard.spicer.7906

Fingers crossed 🤞🏼😄

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hkyfvr

I am planting cosmos seeds for the first time this year. I just got ones that are pink but look orange in the afternoon sun. Was going to plant inside now but after reading Katy’s advice @gjones I will wait a few weeks. Best of luck Jason. So many varieties. 👍😍

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hebelover

Think I'll need to cross more than my fingers for these to survive...I've committed the cardinal sin and taken the cats sunniest windowsill...not impressed!!🐈🐈‍⬛😂 @richard.spicer.7906

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hebelover

I'll definitely need a lot of luck!!😂 @hkyfvr

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