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Information on Hardy Fall Mums


PLANTING

Plant young plants in sunny location (at least a half-day of sun).*Plant in fertile, well-drained soil. Soils can be\ improved by adding compost, peat moss or other organic matter. *Flowering plants can be placed in any location where a splash of color is desired. *Space garden mums in flower in the fall based on plant size. Young garden mums planted in the spring should be placed 18 to 24 inches apart.

WATERING

Rainfall in many areas is sufficient to keep your garden mums growing well. During dry spells, water as needed to keep plants from wilting.*Always thoroughly water-in freshly planted garden mums.

PINCHING

To encourage branching and development of compact bushy plants. It is very important to pinch back your garden mums in the spring as soon as the growth is 4 to 6 inches tall. Use you thumbnail and index finger to remove or "pinch" about one-half inch of the new growth at the top of each and every shoot. Repeat this procedure through the summer whenever new shoots are three to five inches long. Stop pinching around July 10th to 15th After the last pinch.

FERTILIZING

Fall planting no fertilizer is needed

WINTER PROTECTION

Keep your garden mums' soil moist as winter approaches. *There is no need to prune back plants until the following spring. *Mulch the plants after several hard frosts with evergreen branches or marsh hay (marsh hay has lees weed seed) about one foot deep. *In the spring, remove any old garden mum stems (rake works fine) and gradually remove the mulch.

 


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