The Turnips and Radishes were Crowded

Young Turnip PlantsThinned-Out Young Turnip PlantsAlmost three weeks after planting my garden the young turnip and radish plants were looking a little crowded, so I thinned them out today. This heartbreaking task consisted of killing off a good half, often more, of my young plants to make room for the ones I spared to thrive. It’s sad, I know, but had I not done it they would have fought amongst themselves for air, light, and space in the ground. Now, hopefully the remaining plants will thrive.

The turnips will likely have to be thinned again — I want to make sure the strongest survive and I don’t have any holes in the row — but that is a task for another day.

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