Many of us are reluctant to pinch back plants - but the truth is, it's one of the best things you can do for your plants. Pinching them back by removing the center leaves on growing tips forces new foliage to appear along them stem creating new branches. This technique creates dense compact foliage and healthy, robust plants. But it's not just for houseplants. Your flowering plants will respond in the same way and will produce more blooms.
How to Pinch Back Plants
I bit the bullet and pinched back my morning glories yesterday to encourage branching. Even though I know that it will produce healthier and fuller plants, it's always a hard decision - especially on plants that are growing well.
So go ahead. Give your plants the pinch. You'll be glad you did.
Until Next Time . . . HAPPY GARDENING!
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