Friday, February 20, 2015

Cosmos, Zinnias, Marigolds

I started these seedlings on Feb 15. Two days later, the Cosmos were sprouting. Four days later, Zinnias and Marigolds are "joining the party" :)

In the images above, the bigger seedlings are Cosmos.

Lots of work ahead of me... I will need to transplant all the seedlings soon. I wait until they have the second set of leaves (the first true leaves set).



  1. I have got a pkt. of Marigold seeds, should i be planting them now?
    i Always love marigolds as they graw easy and are pretty colours,
    By love Christine in Italy xx

    1. Thanks Christine! I do not know about the climate in your region. Here, I will be able to put the Marigolds "out", on the ground, around mid-march. I prefer to start all my seeds in a "controlled" environment. That is, I planted the seeds inside, where I can provide heat if I think there is not enough heat around; provide water making sure that the soil is wet so the seeds can sprout, etc... After the seeds sprout, I will wait until the seedlings can be transplanted to individual "pots", and I will keep them in a mini-greenhouse (just a shelf covered with plastic).
      If I were you, I would try... You do not have anything to loose :). It will be a learning experience and you might have some marigolds that you started. Let me know how it goes. Hugs, Luiza