If you plan to frolic and carry on in Cosmos this year you need to get on the road to planting this stuff. Now is an ideal time to plant it. The soil is warm and we have plenty of moisture in the soil, so go ahead and get your Cosmos seed. You can get those from Wildseed Incorporated (www.wildseedfarms.com) up here around Fredericksburg or in Eagle Lake.
And, of course, this field I'm sitting in here was planted about a couple to three days ago and then thirty days from now, up around Stonewall on Highway 290 between Fredericksburg and Johnson City, this thing is going to be spectacular, so come up and see it. Or you can have it spectacular in your yard.
Cosmos is one of the best, easiest from seed plants that you can grow in the summer. And once these bloom and go ahead and mature, you can just knock those seedpods right off and let the seed fall and it'll come up year after year, especially in this area.
So think about Cosmos. One thing is all you have to do is find a sunny location, kind of rough up the soil a little bit, get your seed from Wildseed, spread it in there, water it in, and in three days it'll germinate and in thirty days you'll be able to frolic and have fun with your friends for the rest of the summer and all the way into fall.
This is Jerry Parsons Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service the Weekend Gardener.
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