Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Pinching Back

Chocolate MintJuly 31, 2010
An often overlooked part of gardening both indoors and outdoors is pinching back.  This is a very easy to do bit of plant maintenance that can give you healthier and bushier plants.  Unlike cutting back very little plant material is removed by a simple pinching motion removing the shoot apex (arrow).  This sends the growth hormone auxin to the axially buds located in


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