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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 26,165
    Did my ears deceive me on the cuttings allotment-growing chocolate cosmos from root...They are self-sterile apparently. Guess I learned something completely unexpected. 
    I think she meant those dried up packs ( like dahlias )  you can buy in garden centres . If I  remember rightly she said something along the lines of " I buy dried roots from supermarkets"
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,878
    Chocolate cosmos is indeed sterile so has to be propagated from cuttings.  I have found it to be a fussy plant so gave up on it some years ago.  There are better performing plants with that colour of flower.

    It's a bit late for pumpkins to be forming now so a small one will be no real loss.  You want to be doing what's needed to make the bigger ones ripen ready for storage and eating.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Bright starBright star Wrea GreenPosts: 773
    You can buy seeds for chocolate cosmos now, a recent introduction but very expensive.
    Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.

  • Logan4Logan4 West MidlandsPosts: 2,305
    It changes back to a full hour next week on Friday.
  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 325
    @Obelixx We were late planting this year. Another lesson learned ;)
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