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I've got a few of the above and want to make them 'bush out'.

Can I pinch out the growing tip ?  and if so how big should it be when I do it ?



Alina W

I wouldn't, or you'll lose the main spike. Modern varieties branch well on their own as the plant grows.


I asked this question once on a gardening forum (forgotten which) but I didn't get many replies. Someone said they didn't, someone said you should. I've pinched some of mine and I'll see what happens, but the ones I pinched (about 6" tall) are bushier than the others, but it's too soon to tell.

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