Pinching Out and Supporting Annuals

If left to their own devices, many annuals will grow up as a single stem. In a bedding scheme this would result in a forest of tall spindly spikes rather than a desirable carpet of foliage and flowers. To avoid this effect, pinch out growing tip of each main spike. The stem will produce side shoots and the plant will become completely bushy and much more attractive. Cut through the stem with a sharp knife just above a leaf joint.

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Pinching Out and Supporting Annuals