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Pinching out plugs

B3B3 Posts: 27,345
I've been potting on some plugs. Some have a flower bud at the top. Nemesia and osteo. If I leave it, will that be the same as if I pinched it out or should I nip off the bud?
In London. Keen but lazy.
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  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,465
    I would nip the flower buds off. At this stage you want them to put their energy into making nice healthy plants.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,345
    Thanks @JennyJ. I hoped that would not be the answer. I wanted to see the flowers😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,465
    It's always hard isn't it, to pinch off flower buds, even when you know it's for the best.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • FireFire Posts: 18,998
    A new new video from Jason on this


  • B3B3 Posts: 27,345
    Thanks @fire. That was really interesting
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • FireFire Posts: 18,998
    I love his content and his approach as a teacher.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,345
    He sounds Canadian. oot and aboot.  Definitely a clear explanation.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,465
    Thanks @Fire , lots of useful tips in there that can be applied to growing on plants at home.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Balgay.HillBalgay.Hill Posts: 1,086
    B3 said:
    He sounds Canadian. oot and aboot.  Definitely a clear explanation.
    Scottish diaspora.  :)
    Sunny Dundee
  • FireFire Posts: 18,998
    B3 said:
    He sounds Canadian. oot and aboot.  Definitely a clear explanation.

    Yes, he runs a nursery near Vancouver, near where I used to live in BC.
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