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Did you know that there’s a simple garden technique that can create fuller, bushier plants, more blooms, and longer cut flower stems? It's called "pinching".
To “pinch flowers” is the act of removing or cutting off the central stem of the plant, encouraging the plant to produce new side branches from the side nodes.
– Stimulates new growth – Encourages the production of more sets of leaves and true leaves – Results in the plant’s bushier growth and more energy to produce flowers – Longer stems and more beautiful blooms
When you snip the young plant’s center tip of new stems, it triggers the plant to produce new branches from the leaf nodes below the pinch point. .
This new growth will result in a bushier plant with more sets of leaves and more sets of true leaves.
As a result, the plant will have more energy to produce flowers, resulting in longer stems and more beautiful blooms.
If you don’t pinch back your young flowering plants, your plants could grow only one central flower stem, produce shorter stems overall, and even become a sad spindly plant.
To learn more about how and when to pinch your flowers back, visit the blog where I'll explain everything you need to know.
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