Thursday, 2 April 2020

Veg news: thinning out our seedlings

Today, I had a go at thinning out our radish and spinach seedlings.

After all the rain we've had this week, our veg seedlings are growing beautifully. But, as they get bigger, some of them are started to look a bit squashed and over-crowded. If the plants are growing too close together, they will struggle to develop strong roots. Our radishes will be tiny and our spinach will not get big and leafy.

To help our plants to keep growing strongly, we have to thin them out. This means taking some of them away to make space for the others to grow.

I carefully cut off some of the seedlings at the root. I tried to make sure that each plant had at least two or three centimetres of space around it.

Here are some before and after photos:



And here is a nice little micro salad of radish and spinach shoots that I'm going to have for my lunch - yum! I'm just sorry that I can't share it with you 😁.

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1 comment:

  1. What a lovely post Beth! Thank you for the update and advice. Enjoy your lunch!