TOW N.H.Do in May - Garden

Lauw de Jager
Tue, 04 May 2004 13:29:31 PDT
I quite agree with this statement. I my experience the plant keeps on
growing much longer then those  without flowers or those deadheaded.

 le 4/05/04 10:28, johngrimshaw a écrit :
> Even more tangibly, the
> presence on the stem of a fruit is an incentive, controlled by hormones, for
> the plant to remain in growth and therefore build up a much bigger bulb for
> next year. The 'drain' of photosynthates to the seeds is more than matched
> by their accumulation in the bulb and the resultant performance next season.
> John Grimshaw

Lauw de Jager
South of France (zone 8 Olivier)

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