nipping out young plants

I'm very new to gardening- have always just bought stuff at garden centres before.

This year I have tried some mini plugs and even tried some seeds. I have pinched out the tips of sweet peas and geraniums but wonder if I should do the same to begonias?

Any help greatfully received



  • it depends on how the plant is growing, if it looks bushy enough then dont bother but always be careful to allow the plant to reach a decent size before you nip out the growing tip, and try to pot on the growing tips of the geraniums as these root readily if in free draining compost

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    Many modern seeds don't need pinching out as they've been bred to be bushy. Begonias are usually OK left alone.

  • thank you

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