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Eat Your Thinnings

My summer lettuce patch is partially shaded by large squash leaves. This keeps the lettuce from bolting during the long, hot summer. I originally broadcast my seeds rather than sowing in rows to maximize the amount of produce grown in such a small space. Using this approach it is necessary to periodically thin out the […]

Week 6 – Thinning

[wpdevart_youtube]b4_csR3Xyio[/wpdevart_youtube] Now that our seeds have begun to germinate (yeah!) it is time to discuss thinning. Thinning is the term we use to mean the removal of some plants to make room for others to grow. If plants are overcrowded they will compete for light and moisture and appear spindly and weak. To demonstrate, place […]