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)