Thinning Radishes & Carrots - Knowledgebase Question

Huntington Station, NY
Question by m_lamorte
April 24, 2000
My radish and carrot seedlings have come up in clusters. When I thin, do I separate each individual "leaf" or can I leave together in bunches of two and threes?

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2000


Ultimately, you need to get them spaced far enough apart to develop the vegetable underground, so you will have to go leaf by little leaf sooner or later. If they are in clumps they will not have room to grow. Next time try to spend a little extra time seeding further apart and save yourself (more) time later, thinning.

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