Pruning plants

Pruning fruit plants

Pruning fruit trees is necessary in order for them to grow and produce a lot of fruit. The pruning of fruit trees is carried out by removing a part of branches and roots, depending on the purpose for which we carry out the pruning. For example, it can be done to eliminate dry and diseased parts of the plant, or because the young branches in the canopy prevent air and light from circulating inside the canopy. However, there are two types of pruning: Training pruning, which is practiced when the plants are young to make them grow gradually and also to make them more aesthetically pleasing. This type of pruning should be performed on fruit trees in the winter period which is that of vegetative rest. Instead, dry and diseased branches can be cut at any time of the year.

Period pruning plants

The pruning period of fruit trees varies according to the individual plant. As for the apple and pear trees, the appropriate period for pruning is in winter, in the month of January. In the month of February apricot and vine can be pruned. March is the ideal month for pruning citrus fruits such as oranges, lemons etc. In the summer months, on the other hand, all those plants that are in vegetative rest, and therefore have fructified earlier, can be pruned, so it is possible to proceed with the elimination of the branches that have already fructified. In August it is not recommended to prune fruit trees, but at the limit you can practice a thinning of the branches of the canopy if it is too dense. In September it is possible to prune trees that have just stopped fruiting, while in the other months of

Pruning ornamental plants

As for ornamental plants, they do not require frequent pruning such as those performed for the fruiting of fruit trees. Very often, however, it is necessary to resort to pruning ornamental plants as they are cultivated incorrectly, perhaps because they are exposed to environments that are hostile to them. In any case, as regards the pruning of these plants, it is good to intervene immediately, when the plant is still young, and it is preferable to make small cuts, because the larger cuts heal first, if done incorrectly. they can lead the plant to death. The consequent greater production of leaves and branches after pruning does not mean that the plant is stronger, but it is only a way for the plant to try to recover as, by eliminating many leaves,

Pruning aromatic plants

Pruning of aromatic plants should be done in early spring. Unlike all other types of plants, aromatic plants such as parsley, rosemary, sage etc. they can be pruned during their production, indeed, if you remove the basil leaves during flowering (to use them in the kitchen) you will notice that the plant will try to produce even more. This is because, the plant lives and absorbs nutrients through the leaves, if these are eliminated the plant will tend to produce more, so you must be careful and collect the adequate amount of spices, to prevent the plant from perishing. The branches to be removed by pruning aromatic plants are the longest ones, which absorb a lot of nourishment, and which do not have many leaves. In the autumn period, the flowers are then pruned, which contain the seeds to reproduce new plants. These flowers can be dried and stored for the planting period.

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