Cosmos

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  1. kriss

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    D26C023E-ABFE-41D1-9BFB-11F058E9A695.jpeg My Cosmo plants are coming along nicely. A few are this size now.

    Should I be pinching the centre out when they get to this size?
     
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    Yep Kriss....pinch centre out at those top large leaves.:)
    The other thing is to hold back on the watering....cosmos like it on the dry side :)
     
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      Should I wait till they all get this size before pinching?
       
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      Yep, got a package of seeds for that. they grow quickly. I will be putting them in a long type planter soon (the seeds) and let them do their thing. I don't fuss with them
       
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      No Kriss, pinch those as they get to that sort of size. Don’t be afraid to do it.
      As an experiment or a bit of fun, you could leave a couple of plants unpinched so you could see for yourself the difference pinching makes.
      I pinch cosmos 3 or 4 times. Plus when they are actually planted out....mine will be in 1 or 2 litre pots by then....I pinch again. :)
       
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