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Pinching Cosmos

benmin60benmin60 Posts: 12
I have for the first time pinched out my cosmos plants I also have cosmos brightness which are much more compact and not leggy like the others does this variety need the same treatment.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,019
    If you want multiple flowering stems, they all need pinching. Pinching is not really a cure for legginess.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 608
    I am always nervous about doing this. how many times should one do it? Presumably each new 'side' shoot that results from the initial pinching out?

    re legginess I find they will tolerate a little burying. I think there was a thread about that on here?
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,019
    I only do it once, that will give you a nicely branched plant.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • UffUff SW Scotland but born in DerbyshirePosts: 3,010
    You've just answered my question punkdoc. I'm growing them for the first time this year, the dwarf ones. They are looking good and standing with 2 sets of true leaves at the mo. 
  • benmin60benmin60 Posts: 12
    Thanks everyone think I will delay sowing next year as yes they do grow so quickly
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