It's Friday, right? Or did I enter a time warp? I planted cosmos seeds on Tuesday morning -- yes, I just double-checked my planting date -- and the've sprouted already! There was a big rain the night of the day I planted the seeds, and I was concerned they might get washed away, but maybe it just sped up the germination process. Here are some of the li'l young'uns:
And for some context:
They're located in the Rose Garden by the back door. I recently read a suggestion to plant cosmo seeds interspersed with existing plants for a fuller drift with varying heights and blossoming times. So I thought I'd try it because the seven little cosmo plants I put in this year looked kind of sparse. I know they'll expand over the years but I'm anxious to get that cottage garden sense of profusion going.
The funny thing is, I've decided to do more with seeds out of a desire to be involved in the process from the very beginning and the longer-term. (I shared my thoughts about it here). But these cosmos are coming in so quickly it feels almost like microwave gardening!
Now just say a prayer that the squirrels and rabbits -- who already chowed through my freshly-sprouted sunflower seedlings earlier this season -- won't find these baby cosmos too terribly tempting or tasty!