For recieving a nice an bushy Helianthus SunCatcher in a 5-6″ pot a pinch is nesessary.
Hartwig Bull is pinching his SunCather by leaving 5-6 nodes on the plant. The leafes are opposite and so we are talking of 5-6 leaf pairs.
A crop like you see below is now reddy for pinching. This can be done by or also with a trimming maschine. Hartwig Bull is using the ‘Eazy Cut’ from Lanz.
Removing the leafs from the main stem you see already the sprouting shoots of the plant. Only 3 weeks after the pinch the plant is already looking like the plants you see below.
Our little video shows the above process a little closer.
Helianthus SunCatcher is a nice crop in summer. Right after bedding plants and just before the mums are coming.
Kientzler North America is suppling URC to the U.S. market. Liners are available at several rooting stations. Talk to your favourite broker.
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