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#392127 Apr 16th, 2016 at 08:12 AM
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Not a cutting or petunia plant, I know how to pinch those, my question is about seed starters to make them stronger and bushier They are just getting their second leaves. Last year I didn't pinch them and they were kind of wobbly from the soil up, and a tad spindly? They are so tiny right now, do I just pinch off the centre growth to make them stronger. Do green houses pinch them? Still learning, thanks guys.
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Yes you pinch the terminal bud to make them bushier. You can do it to side shoots too a couple of times. The rest is plenty of sunshine.


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Thank you Tina, mine are just wee seedling babies, what size do they have to be or how many leaves do they have to have before they can be pinched?

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I'd say when they have several true leaves. Just pinch the top ones off. They should start branching a bit.


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