Does trimming Pansies kill them?
Does trimming Pansies kill them? Hello plant lovers welcome to another topic with me talking about beautiful pansies.
Here in this topic I am going to answer frequent question which is “Does trimming pansies kill them?”
Well the answer is No, you will not kill them, even proper timed trimming improves the blooming of the plant.
In term of energy, trimming and removing the dead or old flowers will redirect the energy that plant is producing, to make new flowers and seeds, seed production requires so much energy and if that energy is wasted on old flowers, when time for seed production arrives, which is at the end of growing season, there will be not enough energy left to do it.
If you remove the old and spent flowers, you do two things, first thing is you prevent wasting energy and seconds thing is you encourage the plant to produce second flush blooms.
At least every week in flowering season check your pansies out and look at the flowers to see if they are still in their prime or did they lose their prime and if they lost it, pinch them off, easy right?
Where the flower stalk meets the first set of leaves, is the place for you to pinch or cut it, for better results you can use small clippers but before you do that make sure there is no bacteria on that clipper.
Don’t forget to check for aphids and slugs and if you find any aphids wash them off but be careful to not to overwater your plant, and if you find any slugs be sure you remove them.
As said before be sure to sanitize your clipper or your hands before and after trimming pansies, the reason is if a plant is infected to a disease you might transfer it to other plants or you might even get sick.
For best sanitization fill a bucket with one part water and 9 parts bleach or you can use robbing alcohol, but if you prepared the bucket put your tools in it for about 5 minutes and then be to let them dry out before using.
Have in mind that don’t put away wet tools because they will definitely rust.