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Definition of pinching back

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Definition as written by mystic:

Removing the new growth to encourage a plant to get bushier; or to postpone the blooming time (for example, mums are often pinched back so they don't bloom too early.)

Definition as written by Floridian:

Using thumb and forefinger to nip off the tips of branches, this basic pruning technique forces side growth, making the plant more compact and dense. It is especially useful with annuals, house plants and shrubs.

Definition as written by Magpye:

(Also .. \'Pinch out\' ) - Pinching with the fingers to remove the tip of a growing shoot to encourage lateral growth.

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