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4 days from sowing on a windowsill: these are 2 different Cosmos sown in Homebase peat free compost.



  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 21,103
    Don’t discard them, you can wait until the first true leaves appear then wrap them around in a new pot,  (I had a photo thread on this a few years ago) bury almost down to the first leaves. Put them in a cold place now so they slow down.
    Monty Don sows his on the 1st of June for late summer flowers.  
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Mary370Mary370 Limerick, Ireland Posts: 2,003
    edited April 2020
    @kevincooper112 hi Kev, I sow my seeds in milk cartons, have great success with them.  Mini greenhouse until they germinate, then cut top off carton.......
  • Thank you Nanny Beech, I am turning them every day and hoping the root system will develop enough to pot on.
  • Hi Lyn, thanks for the suggestion, I have placed them in a cold frame to help slow them down first.
  • Hi Mary, what a great idea, must try that one.  :)
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,239
    Milk cartons Mary, how the devil do you get compost and the seeds through the tiny hole, and dont they mind not having light?
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