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Plug Plant Flower Removal ?

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by HarryS, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. HarryS

    HarryS Eternally Optimistic Gardener

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    As my potted up plug plants are growing, some develop early flowers. Surfinias, Petunias, Begonias as example. I have always tended to pinch back any flower heads to promote stronger growth. Does this help stronger growth, or am I wasting my time? I can't recall hearing of this anywhere.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I do the same.
    Think it must help
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      I do the same, it forces the plants to put energy into growing bigger roots and leaves so eventually you end up with a stronger plant that will produce better flowers.
       
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        pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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        Why didn't I say that.:scratch:
         
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          Thanks Pete and JWK :blue thumb: Confirms what I am doing is correct. Keep on pinching!!
           
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            Because you were engrossed watching the news all day ...
             
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