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17/04/2014 at 17:18

My morning glory seedlings are 6 - 8 inches high. Should I pinch out the growing tips or not?

17/04/2014 at 17:28

I've never pinched out Morning Glory - they've always made good plants and flowered well for me. 

17/04/2014 at 17:47

I agree with Dove, I never pinch mine out either and mine are also about 6 inches high. They always grow well.

18/04/2014 at 08:29

Thanks, I will leave them alone then!

18/04/2014 at 08:36

Just to add.... I grew these last year and i did pinch them out - i had sowed too early and they were getting in a right tangle inside, and i knew i shouldn't plant them outside til June.  It didn't do them any harm and they flowered well for me

18/04/2014 at 20:32

Just out of curiosity where about in the country are you as mine did very poorly but I live in the northeast

18/04/2014 at 23:55

I am in surrey - and last year was exceptionally hot, so they seemed to like it

19/04/2014 at 01:47

They are poor for me outdoors, so I grow them in a porch conservatory, and after many years I now pinch them out to try to keep them as bushy as poss.

19/04/2014 at 08:59

We are in East Anglia. Have decided to experiment, will pinch out half and leave other half - so we will see!

19/04/2014 at 10:07

I grew last year, flowered well even though partially in the shade.The plant has come through the winter and I have left it to see how it will perform this year.

After the rain we are expecting tomorrow I will report on snails around the hostas, as I have applied spent coffee grouts around the crowns .Coffee grouts are not approved by the EU!

20/04/2014 at 08:42

I agree I had some last year and never pinched them out. Not sown any this year but starting to regret that decision, however I have plenty of other plants to keep me busy lol

20/04/2014 at 08:59

It's not too late to sow them now, they should come on well.

20/04/2014 at 09:50

I've not sown mine yet - I don't have a proper greenhouse so I have to wait until there's room on the kitchen windowsill - probably sow them next week - end of April is usual for me. 

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