Pinching back a basket, is it worth it?
I live outside of Chicago, and every year I think about pinching back my baskets; but I'm so afraid that my plants will not spring back fast enough to make it worth while. So I watch them grow unkempt and long and I always end the summer disappointed with them. If I prune, will they have time to grow back?
I have 4 baskets this year (will post pics later):
2 baskets have: Fusion impatiens (leggy when I bought them), Nemisia, Diascias, Sweet Alyssum, Thyme, and a Begonia.
The other 2 baskets have: Begonia, Large Bacopa and Torenia
Which of these will benefit from pinching during a very short season?
As I've been reading about my plants, I'm concerned that that Begonia is not a good combination in either basket, since it likes less water. Should I move them in their own container?