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Pinching out growing tips

HeftyHefty Posts: 370

hi, i ordered these recently and they are growing nicely, but should i pinch out the growing tips? and if so where abouts on the stalk?

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 many thanks!!!

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385

    they look very leggy Hefty. My guess is it that it's too warm wherever you have them. I'd cut them down to a couple of leaves and store them somewhere much cooler, eg, unheated porch or unheated greenhouse.

    Devon.
  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    yeah they r kinda legggy huh

    ok great, they are in the spare room at the moment, so yes ill move em

    many thanks for the info

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385
    Hefty wrote (see)

    yeah they r kinda legggy huh

     

    whew, glad you took it so well. image

    Devon.
  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    im still learning so its good to know what "leggy" looks like image

    ive done this =

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     hope thats correct

     

     

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385

    now store them somewhere cool, not cold, with good light.

    Devon.
  • What are they ?

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    ok i will - big thanks for the info

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385

    no problem Hefty. We're all happy to help where and when we can.

     

    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,565

    Are you sure they are campanula, which type, they look like verbena bonariensis.

    if they are verbena you can cut then right down.they look woody for campanula, but then I don't know all the different types.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,385

    Lyn, I think the " legginess" is the problem.

    Devon.
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