Blog Motto: Plant, Grow, Harvest, Preserve, Consume

Every year I struggle with “thinning” my seedlings and plants.  I always feel as if I’m throwing away perfectly good food – but I’m wrong.  Thinning is essential to the future growth of each  plant and thinning is necessary for a bountiful harvest. 

The Thinning Test:

Below, in the first picture you will see an evenly spaced and thinned row of carrots.  In the second picture is a bunched up clump of carrots.  I will allow both rows to grow untouched for the remainder of the season and come harvest time I will show you how crucial it is to thin our plants.

To be continued……….(result in the autumn at harvest time)

Nicely thinned carrots

Crowded unthinned carrot plants


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