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15/04/2012 at 20:40

I'm very new to gardening- have always just bought stuff at garden centres before.

This year I have tried some mini plugs and even tried some seeds. I have pinched out the tips of sweet peas and geraniums but wonder if I should do the same to begonias?

Any help greatfully received


15/04/2012 at 20:55

it depends on how the plant is growing, if it looks bushy enough then dont bother but always be careful to allow the plant to reach a decent size before you nip out the growing tip, and try to pot on the growing tips of the geraniums as these root readily if in free draining compost

15/04/2012 at 20:57

Many modern seeds don't need pinching out as they've been bred to be bushy. Begonias are usually OK left alone.

15/04/2012 at 21:07

thank you

25/09/2014 at 13:28

Potted out new seedlings do I pinch out original leaves or leave.Not sure!

Any information most welcome.(They are Wallflowers)

25/09/2014 at 19:10

Anne, I always pinch out wallflowers.  

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