Seedling Care

Thinning Seedlings

Anonymous added on April 27, 2014 | Answered

Why can't you plant seeds the recommended length apart instead of planting them close together and then thinning the seedlings? Yes, I am a beginner!

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Answered on November 30, -0001

Actually, you can but most people prefer to do closer plantings to allow for those that do not germinate. Thinning simply helps you keep the strongest of the plants while cutting out the less robust plants.

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