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BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
Hiya I've potted up some tubers of Bishop of Llandaff 8 in total with various difference in growth. The ones that have grown about a foot do they need pinching out. There's 3 thats a lot taller as they probably got more light 

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  • LynLyn Posts: 21,333
    I’m not sure what is correct but I’ve cut the middles right out of mine and taken all the buds off.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    Are they new plants 
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,333
    Last year’s tubers overwintered in newspaper. They will go in the ground in June and stay there, it’s only new ones I grow on in pots for the first year. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    Another probably silly question for ya. When it says pinching out do they have to be pinched out to create a partially crushed stem of can they be clean cut with scissors, can't spell secaturs ☺
  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    Or
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,333
    edited May 2019
    Cut it if you want too.   I do either, depends if I’ve been naughty and chewed my finger or thumb nail too low🥺
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    I got no nails so scissors it is ☺
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,333
    I know what you mean 😀
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Posts: 955
    Thanks lyn
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