Cosmos

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Cosmos bear continuous blooms throughout the summer and fall, bringing many bees, birds and butterflies to the garden. These tall beauties can reach 6 feet and are very easy to grow from seed. They are seriously low-maintenance, preferring poor to average soil and hot, dry conditions. And they will liberally reseed themselves (drop seeds that sprout the next spring) for lovely flowers year-after-year! H O W  T O  G R O W • Lightly sow seeds just below the soil surface, similar to lettuce (watch my ‘How to Grow Lettuce’ video) about 10-12” apart after the danger of frost has passed • It may take up to 8 weeks from planting seed to your first bloom • Regularly deadhead to encourage more blooms. Simply pinch off the dry dead flower heads. H O W  T O  S A V E • Allow a few blooms to fully dry on the plant until they produce seeds that look like spikes. Remove seeds and save for next year. Or you can do as I do and just toss them around your current plants for a little help with reseeding for next year! 🌸 HAPPY GROWING! 🌸 — — . . . . . . . . . . . . #garden #growyourown #growvegetables #gardening #gardenlife #vegetablegarden #organicgardening #growyourownfood #growyourgreens #selfsufficient #homestead #growwhatyoueat #gyo #victorygarden #eatwhatyougrow #grownfromseed #veggiegarden #gardeninspiration #cosmos #flowers #farmerflorist #ayearofflowers #flowersfriendsflourish

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