Deadheading your plants is one of the most important gardening steps.
In this video, Mignonette will share her tips on what is deadheading.
Mignonette is a lifelong learner who enjoys coaching and sharing tips to enrich others. She has been blessed to learn under the gracious tutelage of a master gardener who helped her to gain the confidence she needed to graduate to a green thumb and help others venture confidently into the garden.
Hey, Mignonette here with your down and dirty garden tip. My tip for you today is to Deadhead your plants
Now deadheading is a garden jargon term, and basically it just means pulling away the dead foliage and the damaged leaves from your plant.
Now, taking a look at this lettuce, you can see that there are some leaves that have definitely seen better days. The reason why you want to remove these, is because the plant doesn’t realize that these leaves are done for and it just perceives them as damaged and will send energy to try to repair this. But leaves that are this far gone cannot be repaired.
So we have to help the plant along by removing the dead leaves. Not only does it just improve the way your plant looks, but it’s also going to make your plant more efficient because now your plant can send the energy to the leaves, and to the fruit where it matters.
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