Need advice on deadheading this aster plant.

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When deadheading this plant,should i just pinch it below the seed pod or should i cut off the whole spike of flowers?
need advice on deadheading this aster plant, flowers, gardening
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  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Sep 07, 2013
    You should snip just below the spent bloom, otherwise you'll lose the other flowers along the stem.

  • Jay Jay on Sep 07, 2013
    Thankyou Douglas Hunt! :)

  • Terri Terri on Sep 09, 2013
    Can you dry these over the winter to replant next year?

    • Judy Judy on Sep 09, 2013
      @Terri I have Michaelmas daisies (a type of Aster) & mine are perennials.

  • Jay Jay on Sep 09, 2013
    Sorry Terri, I have no idea about that since i live in a tropical area. Maybe someoneelse here can reply to your question.

  • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Sep 09, 2013
    Terri.....do you mean like some do with geraniums?...dig out dry a bit and then hang upside down in a dark, cool & dry area in a basement?

  • April E April E on Sep 09, 2013
    if you are asking about the seeds yes if you are asking about drying the plant no just leave it in the ground as in your area it is perennial

  • Terri Terri on Sep 09, 2013
    Thank you April E. Mine are actually in a pot, so if I wanted to put in a different place next spring, can I dry out the dead heads over the winter? Like I do with my zinnias?

    • Judy Judy on Sep 09, 2013
      @Terri I would just leave them outside in a sheltered location unless you live in a very cold area & they should be fine or you could bury the pot in the ground & mulch heavily around it.

  • April E April E on Sep 10, 2013
    yes terry