The second half of each Veronica plot was pinched in week 23 and there are some noticeable differences. The unpinched white plants had not started to make any breaks (see left hand photo) whereas the blue had made almost as many breaks as the pinched plants (see right hand photo), with the pink being in-between. As the purpose of this trial is to investigate continuity using sequential plantings and staggered pinching, it is now clear that pinching is not a technique that will work with the blue cultivar.
The Scabious crop continues to thrive but as time goes on the difference in vigour between the different varieties becomes more marked. The left hand photo shows the trial in week 23 and the right hand photo is on week 24.