Trial 02 is about when to sow annuals.

I’m sending the Cosmos seedlings from the early group to an early grave. A one way, all expenses paid trip to Switzerland. They are a forlorn looking pair and will not make good plants. So, off with their heads.

In the immortal words of Nick Lowe (sing along), gotta be cruel to be kind, in the right measure.

Here are the much more promising later batch of cosmos, sown two months after the first batch, in early April. They look like actual plants. And there’s more than two of them.

These guys germinated really quickly, just a few days. I pricked them out a week or so ago and they are doing just fine.

I declare the later sowings a clear winner, at least for the Cosmos.

I’ll be back soon with an update on the other two varieties.