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Are these Cosmos seedlings leggy?

CraighBCraighB Posts: 702

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Hi,

I have grown some cosmos purity seedlings from seed on my windowsill over the past couple of weeks. To make sure that they get the most light all day I move them from the windowsill at the back of the house to the front. They might be completely fine but I wondered if someone could tell me if they are leggy or not? Thanks image)

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    Not too bad but you can plant them deeper than thatimage

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532
    Hi I think their fine, you could try making a light box. Line a box with aluminium foil shinier side out and put them in that but still turn them everydayimage
  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 702

    when you say plant them deeper. Shall I re pot them putting the seedling a little deeper?

  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 702

    When I had them on the windowsill I did have a piece of cardboard behind them with foil on, not the sides however.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345
    CraighB wrote (see)

    when you say plant them deeper. Shall I re pot them putting the seedling a little deeper?

    I would - I've planted mine so the seed leaves are just above the soil level.  image

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  • NanniemoNanniemo Posts: 219

    My cosmos seeds say half hardy so I bring mine into the house at night and put them by the patio doors so they get light in the morning. Would they be ok then if I leave them in my unheated potting shed?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368

    I sowed my cosmos in an unheated GH some weeks ago, they have been pricked out and have survived several frosty nights

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,345

    Mine were in the mini greenhouse last night - we had a frost and there was ice on the lid this morning.  The cosmos were/are fine.

    But I bring the tomatoes in overnight. image

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  • CraighBCraighB Posts: 702
    Right... I've taken drastic action! I've just re potted all the seedlings right up to the leaves and I've also put them in a plastic green house outside. I have not hardened any of them off. I know I should! And if they die then they die, I have more seeds and can re sow them straight outside when it warms up if need be. I just hope they don't die of shock. So what will re potting them up to their leaves do? Surely the seedling will still be leggy? Just hidden under the compost?
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