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11:33 PM - Apr 14, 2004 #1

I sowed my cerinthe seeds and they have grown to about 5 or 6 inches long with long spindly stems and a pair of seed leaves on top - no sign of secondary leaves. Is this right???? Not sure what to do next.
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12:24 AM - Apr 15, 2004 #2

Mine do that Bryony .... then flop drammatically I think they were prima donnas in a previous life
I've just potted a lot of self seeded plants in mine and Mum's gardens' till it's decided were they will go and buried them up to their necks. They don't seem to mind but I find the only ones who don't need any kind of support are the later seedlings.
(You can tell what a mild winter it was this year as I had them flowering on the patio all through December and January)
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12:52 AM - Apr 15, 2004 #3

So,Lily , do we need to go ahead and transplant them then - a little deeper and more up on the stem ?
Mine are the same Bryony but good healthy strong stems .
But definitely big enough to be going outside .
They grew good
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1:51 AM - Apr 15, 2004 #4

Wanna........ if it aint' broke... don't mend it. That's my motto. I'm no expert but if they look ok then I leave 'em.
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7:26 AM - Apr 15, 2004 #5

They do seem to do that. I sometimes pot them up a little bit deeper, but they seem to sort themselves out once they get going a bit so it isn't really necessary.
Incidentally, the cerinthe I sowed this time last year have survived the winter and are now starting to flower again. Not bad for a Mediterranean plant. Pretty hardy I'd say.

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8:24 AM - Apr 15, 2004 #6

Mine have over wintered fine too. The ones that sowed themselves in the gravel are huge.Jane
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12:29 PM - Apr 15, 2004 #7

Bryony,
I agree pot them a little deeper, ours over wintered beautifully and are now in flower.
They will be fine and you will be able to start some more off soon!

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12:52 PM - Apr 15, 2004 #8

Glad its not just mine!
The first lot that I planted that the cats destroyed were about six inches tall and very feeble.
The second lot grew slower and steadier and are 4 inches tall with good strong stems so I have set half of them outside this week
My cosmos have proper leaves on them too now, can I plant them out too?
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10:50 PM - Apr 15, 2004 #9

Thanks, folks, really glad I brought this topic up. I see that other peeps have been having this little problem too.
I shall repot them deeper, as suggested, and wait for them to pick up.
Thanks again
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11:12 PM - Apr 15, 2004 #10

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My cosmos have proper leaves on them too now, can I plant them out too?
I was wondering that too - hope so as the greenhouse is rather crowded. xCAx
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1:44 AM - Apr 16, 2004 #11

I noticed my Cerinthe is getting the second set of leaves on it .Think I'll start hardening them off and no more frost .They'll be needing putting out by next weekend .
The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
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7:21 AM - Apr 16, 2004 #12

In respect of planting out half hardy annuals such as cosmos, I wouldn't just yet. I would give it a couple more weeks but am perhaps being over-cautious. I asked a couple of weeks back what temp was safe for half-hardys and Scotia recommended 4-8C. Here in London we're still getting nights down to about 1 or 2C. My half hardies still get a layer of bubble wrap or fleece at night.

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7:07 PM - Apr 16, 2004 #13

Awww - shame Sal but I guess its better to be safe than sorry - wonder whether you can get elastic sides for greenhouses xCAx
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