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growing chrysanthemums for the first time, do I take the side buds off or not ?

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  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,868

    Bumping up the list.

     

  • Ceres, what are you on about ?

  • RainbowfishRainbowfish Posts: 276

    Depends on the type of chrysanthe and your desired result. Leave the cushion type alone to get nice clump of small flowers. Removing the side shoots from the taller ones to get a single large flower. My grandfather used to do this and place a bag around the main flower to protect it from pests and weather, to make excellent cut flowers.

    When he got older, he just pinched out the top bud instead to get a better spray of smaller flowers.

    I personally prefer lots of smaller flowers to enjoy for longer image

  • Thanks rainbow, now I have to make up my mind one large flower or lots of small image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,668

    or some of each ........... image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • That's a good idea Dove, best of both.image

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 64,668

    I like to have my cake and eat it image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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