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by BFVISION on May 27, 2004 03:24 AM
I have beautiful Asters [Love] that get very leggy and too often do not resemble the beauties I originally bought [shocked] . Can someone explain the proper technique for pinching? [nutz]

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by sibyl on May 27, 2004 05:04 AM
if your annuals have leafy stems, cut or pinch off the spent blooms or bloom stalks just above the top set of leaves. cut leafless stems back to a main shoot or to the base of the plant. if you plan to save seeds, stop dead-heading by late summer to allow some seeds to form.
hope this helps
[Wink] sibyl

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