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Name: Gilbert E
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Gilby
May 28, 2014 11:39 AM CST
When cutting the brown tips off of plants, should I leave a little bit of the brown part or should I cut all the brown part and into the green?
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
May 28, 2014 11:41 AM CST

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I don't like trimming into green for numerous reasons, most of which is that the would exposes the plant to pathogens. My advice for most plants would be to trim away the brown but leave the tiniest bit so you're not cutting into the living tissue.
Name: Gilbert E
California
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Gilby
May 28, 2014 12:11 PM CST
Alright cool, thanks!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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dave
May 28, 2014 12:13 PM CST

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