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Q.I Am Planting Seeds Directly Into The Ground. Why Not Sow According To Final Spacing At The Outset Rather Than Have The Bother Of

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thinning? Evidently I have not grasped the logic behind the process of sowing plants closely then thinning.

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Answered on June 2, 2022

The idea will be to plant a few seeds at each spacing mark because there WILL be some loss. Planting only one seed per spacing mark may mean that there are empty spaces between your crops if there aren't a few there to replace one if it dies or gets eaten.

Thus, planting a few and thinning once they are mature seedlings (not just babies) can help reduce loss.

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