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My morning glory seedlings are 6 - 8 inches high. Should I pinch out the growing tips or not?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,286

    I've never pinched out Morning Glory - they've always made good plants and flowered well for me. image

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  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 479

    I agree with Dove, I never pinch mine out either and mine are also about 6 inches high. They always grow well.image

  • Thanks, I will leave them alone then!image

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,300

    Just to add.... I grew these last year and i did pinch them out - i had sowed too early and they were getting in a right tangle inside, and i knew i shouldn't plant them outside til June.  It didn't do them any harm and they flowered well for meimage

  • cairnsiecairnsie Posts: 388

    Just out of curiosity where about in the country are you as mine did very poorly but I live in the northeast

  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,300

    I am in surrey - and last year was exceptionally hot, so they seemed to like itimage

  • They are poor for me outdoors, so I grow them in a porch conservatory, and after many years I now pinch them out to try to keep them as bushy as poss.

  • We are in East Anglia. Have decided to experiment, will pinch out half and leave other half - so we will see!

  • I grew last year, flowered well even though partially in the shade.The plant has come through the winter and I have left it to see how it will perform this year.

    After the rain we are expecting tomorrow I will report on snails around the hostas, as I have applied spent coffee grouts around the crowns .Coffee grouts are not approved by the EU!

  • I agree I had some last year and never pinched them out. Not sown any this year but starting to regret that decision, however I have plenty of other plants to keep me busy lol

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