Venidium Orange Prince seedlings

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Venidium Orange Prince seedlings

Postby kaizmoto1489 » Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:18 am

Hi everyone,
I have two cell trays of Venidium Orange Prince seedlings, in my unheated greenhouse, and they now have flower buds on them.
I don't intend planting them out until all risk of frost has passed.
Would you remove flower buds or leave them on?
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Re: Venidium Orange Prince seedlings

Postby sally wright » Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:03 pm

Dear Kazimoto,
Remove them; leaving these flowers will cause the plants to become stunted and the plants will not do at all well after they are planted out. Removing the flowers will also make the plants bushier, which is a good thing.
regards Sally Wright.
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Re: Venidium Orange Prince seedlings

Postby Monika » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:38 am

That's very useful, Sally, because I have just had two lots of petunia plants delivered for our window boxes, supposedly "garden ready" though I will keep them in the greenhouse (planted in the boxes) until the end of May. Almost all the plants already had flowers, so I have removed them, hoping they will concentrate on bedding down and bushing out. So your answer confirms that, I hope!
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Re: Venidium Orange Prince seedlings

Postby sally wright » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:02 pm

Dear Monika,
I would keep removing flowers until about a week before they need to be planted out. Petunias grow so quickly that this is all the time they need to get back into flowering mode at planting time.
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Re: Venidium Orange Prince seedlings

Postby Monika » Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:51 pm

Thank you, Sally! Great advice.
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