Lettuce Talk About Cosmos

Gardener:Old Mangakino Orchard (McCallum's Garden)

Date:21 Nov 2023

Blog Type:Vegetables, Flowers

I'm super excited as our chocolate cosmos has just started to bloom again and it does not disappoint.  How a flower can smell like chocolate still fills me with childlike wonder. 

I grew this from a packet of seeds that I got last year. At $5 for 5 seeds I thought they were pricey but I managed to get 4 to germinate.  Lost 1 plant and gave one away so I still have 2. They are perennial and form a tuber so I hope to enjoy them for many seasons to come. Might even see if they can be divided.  

The orange cosmos is a photo from last year. I have seedlings growing from collected seeds ready to plant out. I'm pretty sure it's a cosmos. It grows taller than me and really puts on a display.  Great for our bank and for the bees. 

And finally there is a picture of our next batch of lettuce ready to go out. I think I may have nailed the successive planting as our first lot is just about to bolt. 

Lettuce Talk About Cosmos