Gardeners Delight

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    Hi all new bloke here.
    I've read that Gardeners Delight can be grown as determinate or indeterminate.
    If grown as determinate, do I still need to remove the sideshoots?

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    Never heard of it being classed as determinate, where have you read that @dogsbody ?

    If you wanted to try it as determinate then you don't prune in any way nor remove sideshoots - just let the plant do it's own thing.

    Welcome to the forum by the way :)
     
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    I Googled Gardeners Delight and on the Garden Focused w/s it said that it can be grown as a bush type.
    Thanks for yor welcome JWK.

    Dogsbody
     
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    the reason for my asking is that I've got three Gardeners Delight (rightly or wrongly)plants that I plan to grow in my mini greenhouse which has a maximum headroom of four feet.

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    If you don't prune Gardeners Delight they will grow much taller than 4 feet, what I suggest is you nip out the top growing point when they reach the maximum headroom, that will encourage sideshoots to grow and you'll get a bushier plant.
     
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    Thanks for that John I'll do what you suggest and try to plan better for next year.

    Michael
     
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