Pinching Back: Tips For Pinching A Plant

Gardening has many odd terms that may confuse a new gardener. Among these is the term “pinching.” What does it mean when you are pinching plants? Why do you pinch plants? You may also be wondering how to pinch a plant? Keep reading to learn more about pinching back plants. Define Pinching Plants Pinching plants is a form of pruning that encourages branching on the plant. This means that when you pinch a plant, you are removing the main stem, forcing the plant to grow¬†two new stems from the leaf nodes below the pinch or cut. Why Do You Pinch Plants? Many gardening experts have tips for pinching a plant, but few actually explain why. There are may reasons for pinching back a plant. The biggest reason for pinching plants is to force the plant into a more full form. By pinching back, you force the plant to grow twice … Continue reading Pinching Back: Tips For Pinching A Plant