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'How To Pinch Out Petunias'

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 3rd May 2013

…plants indoors. Make sure to dead-head your plants regularly to prevent flowers going to seed, and encourage more to be produced. Petunias, Fuchsias and many other bedding plants will benefit from being pinched out to prevent them becoming leggy - watch our How to pinch out plant tips video for…

How to Grow Cucumbers

…if made to climb. Train the main shoots onto 1.8m (6ft) canes or strings until they reach the top of their support and then pinch out the growing point at the top of the plant. Once the fruit begins to develop, pinch out the end of each side shoot, leaving two leaves after each fruit. This helps to

Facebook questions December 12th

…filling the plant out nicely. With your finger and thumb, pinch out the tip of each shoot just above an opened leaf. When new side shoots form, pinch the tips out after they've developed two pairs of leaves. Coleus are very forgiving plants so don't worry if you feel you need to pinch back further.…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session February 10th 2012

…strongly, and are fully rooted into their pots, acclimatise them to outdoor temperatures before transferring them to a cold frame outdoors. Pinch out the growing points of each stem once the second pair of leaves has opened to encourage bushier growth. Later you can plant your sweet peas outdoors…

Handling Small Seeds

…* Petunia - 75°F (24°C), 14 days. * Saintpaulia - 70°F (21°C), high humidity, 3-8 weeks. * Smithiantha - 75°F (24°C), cover with glass to prevent drying out, 2-6 weeks. Pricking out Before the seedlings start to become overcrowded in their containers they must be pricked out

How To Grow Sweet Peas

…the shoots appear keep an eye out for slugs as they love young sweet pea shoots. How to grow sweet pea plants Pinching out Sweet Pea Shoots As the seedlings grow they will start to become tall and leggy. You can encourage them to produce side shoots by pinching out the tips of the sweet peas. Simply…

How to grow fuchsias

…small to promote bushier growth and more flowers. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise fuchsia plants to outdoor conditions over a 7 to 10 day period, before moving them (or planting them out) in their final positions. Watch our helpful video to learn how to pinch out Fuchsia…

Top 10 easy to grow flower plants and seeds for beginners | Top 10 flower, fruit and vegetable guides

to grow patio plants when grown from plugs, and best loved for adding colour to hanging baskets and containers. Fuchsias come in all colours and shapes, from trailing to upright you could even try the climbing fuchsia 'Lady Boothby' for an ambitious display. For a really professional look, pinch out

How to grow tomatoes

…plants to a support as they grow. You will notice side-shoots appearing where the leaf stems joins the main stem (the leaf axil). Regularly pinching out of tomato side shoots will concentrate the plant's energy into producing fruit. When the cordon has reached the top of its support, cut out the tip…

How to grow Runner Beans

…season you will need to water your beans regularly, particularly as they start to develop flowers. A lack of moisture is one of the main reasons why Runner Bean flowers can fail to set pods. A liquid feed applied every 14 days will also help to maximise your crop. Pinch out the growing tips of the…

Buy Plants, Seeds, Fruit Trees & Seed Potatoes

…straight out into the garden once ready. To pot up into bigger containers, choose a pot which is about 5cm (2") bigger in diameter than the original pots. To stop your sweet peas falling over or becoming tangled its good practise to pinch them out just above a set of leaves to promote bushier…

Facebook Question and Answer session 11th July 2014

…sit in wet soil for long periods as this will cause them to rot. Feed with a balanced fertiliser every two weeks until the fruits begin to develop. Pinch out the growing point on each plant when they are about 2m long, to encourage laterals to form. When the flowers form, choose five female blooms…

How to grow Broad Beans

…Keep Broad Bean plants well watered, particularly as the flowers begin to set. * Hoe between rows regularly. * Pinch out the growing tips after the first flowers have set pods to deter blackfly and encourage further pods to set Growing Broad Beans in pots Broad Beans can easily be grown in…

How to Grow Chilli Peppers

…once the first fruits have set. Pinch out the growing tip of the first flowering shoots promote more branching and therefore increase your harvest. When growing chilli plants it's best to keep them a little on the dry side as stressing them very slightly helps to produce hotter peppers. Taller…

How To Grow Sweet Potatoes In The UK

…greenhouse it may be useful to train the stems onto strings or trellis to keep them tidier. Outdoors you can simply spread the stems out around the plant. Pinch out the growing points of stems that extend beyond 60cm (2’) to encourage more lateral stems to develop. Harvesting sweet potatoes…

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Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer session 21st March 2014

…straight out into the garden once ready. To pot up into bigger containers, choose a pot which is about 5cm (2") bigger in diameter than the original pots. To stop your sweet peas falling over or becoming tangled its good practise to pinch them out just above a set of leaves to promote bushier…

Thompson & Morgan Facebook Question and Answer Session 8th August 2014

…a fast growing tree by nature. Don't try to make it too small - I would suggest that you aim for a height of around 3ft. You will need to keep on top of the new growth as it will be produced rapidly and will need lots of pinching out. You will need to use a fairly light sandy soil mixed with plenty…