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ViolettiaViolettia Posts: 20
I have sown Antirrhium seeds and they are now starting to get leggy.  They have their second set of leaves (not seed leaves). Should I pinch out the tops, to encourage a bushy plant?  I know this is recommended on some plants, not sure which though.


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,164
    According to wikihow (so l am not sure how accurate this is),  you can pinch out the tips when the seedlings have 6 leaves.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,262
    I pinch the tops out on mine, gives you much bushier plants, and more flowers.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,614
    I have Antirrhiums which have germinated on a heated mat they are tiny should they be grown on with bottom heat or could they cope in the greenhouse now?
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,527
    I take seedlings off the heat as soon as they have two opened leaves. cover with propagator lid only for a few days, then remove lid.
  • barry islandbarry island Posts: 1,614
    Thanks I'll do that.
  • ViolettiaViolettia Posts: 20
    Thanks all, for your excellent advice.  This will be my first time growing these from seed.  Usually I buy them.  Still a way to go with them yet, fingers crossed, I will actually reap what I have
    sown :-) 
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