The cosmos (Sonata White and Xanthos), sunflowers (Musicbox), cucumber (Crystal Lemon) and tomatoes (Gardener’s Delight, Golden Sunrise and Outdoor Girl) are all growing well, but it’ll be at least another couple of weeks before I take them all to the plot to harden off then plant out.
By then this cosmos Xanthos may well have started to flower!
It took several sowings before a dwarf tomato Red Robin seed germinated and started growing, and it’s the one I’ll be keeping at home on the windowsill in a 5″/ 12 cm pot.
The other two varieties of sunflowers have been somewhat erratic to germinate and then slow to grow, but I’ve finally got some Holiday (left in picture) and Ms Mars (right).
I’ve one of each calendula Oopsy Daisy, gazania Talent Shades Red and mimosa Pink Sparkles all of which I’ll be repotting into 5″/12 cm pots to keep on the windowsill once there’s room for them.
I’ve not managed to grow mimosa before and it’s a fascinating seedling (bottom right in picture) which I didn’t recognise when it first appeared.
I will try to remember to do a monthly windowsill update from now on.
Take care, and have a good week!