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Importance of Thinning

Small seeded crops like carrots can be difficult to manage as they are frequently overseeded to assure a good stand. The carrots in this picture were all harvested from our high tunnel on July 21st . The large carrots were in a row that was thinned. The short ones were in a row that was not thinned. I like to thin my carrots twice. The first thinning is when I like to remove small plants that have low vigor. During the second thinning I prefer to thin out the largest carrots as those are generally big enough to utilize. After you are done thinning each carrot should have an inch between it and the nearest carrot to ensure maximum potential. Some seed companies have begun to sell seed tape as a way to reduce overseeding small seeds as well.

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