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Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2001
4:46 PM

Post #1622

Can anyone give me hints on this. Maybe a list.
Thank you, Joy
justmeLisa
Brewers, KY
(Zone 6b)

February 23, 2001
12:06 AM

Post #53753

Hi Joy, Do you mean thin out or pinching?:-) Lisa
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2001
12:41 AM

Post #53758

Joy, Pinching out means that some plants benefit from the tips of their stems being pinched out to induce the plant to become more bushy. Just nip out the topmost leaves on each stem or branch. Most annuals are treated this way at the early growth stage and I do it all the time with fuchsias,daisies, petunias, impatiens, vinca etc.

Joy

Joy
Kalama, WA
(Zone 8b)

February 23, 2001
12:48 AM

Post #53759


How many leaves should the seedling have when I pinch it?
louisa
Troy, VA
(Zone 7a)

February 23, 2001
2:07 AM

Post #53767

It's been a long time since I raised plants from seed so maybe I'm not equipped to answer your question - maybe someone else can come up with it. However, on young plants I usually pinch them out when they are about 5 inches tall. Hope someone can help you further Joy :-)

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