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.
Funny! My cosmos went the other way. The early batch grew all leggy and floppy (despite use of a growlight) and everyone told me I’d sown too early. But I potted them on deeply and they’re now doing fine. The later batch, sown cos people told me to, didn’t even bother to germinate. I have a pack of seeds that came with a gardening mag which I’m going to try. Though they’re from T&M. And, for some reason, T&M flower seeds just don’t like me. Still, I’ll wait and see.
Yeah it’s a funny game alright. I sowed a different set of cosmos early april, they’ve been rubbish. Seed is a year odd old, mind.