Thin Your Seedlings

January 28, 2019

When most or all of the seeds germinate, you are confronted with a tiny seedling forest. It is tempting to let them all continue to grow, but your seedlings will be better off if you cull the weakest ones.

If multiple seeds germinate in the same cell, keep the strongest, snip off the extras.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

After your seeds have sprouted, choose the strongest, stockiest seedling in each cell and snip the remaining seedlings at the base. Throw the excess seedlings on your salad or feed them to any critters who would appreciate some greens.

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