Grab a box of tissues. You're gonna need it! Because seed thinning is the one garden task that might leave you a sobbing mess. Gardening typically is the hobby that helps me unwind and relax. Then it's time to thin the seeds and I get all sad. It's kind of like choosing which of my three kids I would save! But then I stop. Pause. And think. They are just seeds. And our goal is likely the same ~ to grow strong, healthy and happy seedlings. Seedlings that are grown indoors to be transplanted in the garden and seedlings that are sown directly in the ground outdoors. Both require thinning. Crowded seedlings suffer a plethora of problems if they aren't thinned out properly. It's a simple skill you'll want to master. So if you don't know how to thin seedlings or why you'd even need to know, this is the post for you! Let's take a deep breath together because seed thinning isn't for wimps.
It's that time of year again. Time to start thinking about which plants you'll start from seed and which you'll just purchase. I love to grow annuals, in particular annual flowers from seed. One pack of seeds can produce hundreds of plants costing so much less than a four-pack from the local nursery. You also have a greater variety and choice since you are not limited to what you can find at the local garden center. And if they don't work out, seeds are inexpensive. Want to save some money by planting a few seeds with me this year? Here's how.
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Western New York. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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