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#27 – Thinning Direct-Seeded & Self-Sown Beds of Seedlings

by | Mar 9, 2023

Why is it important to thin direct-seeded and self-sown beds of seedlings, and when is the best time to do it? Today, Lisa and Layne discuss when and how to thin your beds of seedlings sown directly outdoors. They cover why thinning is crucial for the health and productivity of your plants, which plants may tolerate closer spacing, the most efficient methods for thinning, and whether or not you should attempt to transplant thinned seedlings. Listen to the podcast and get ready to thin your beds of growing seedlings!

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The “Seed Talk with Lisa & Layne” podcast is produced by The Gardener’s Workshop and co-hosted by Lisa Mason Ziegler and Layne Angelo. Lisa is the founder and owner of The Gardener’s Workshop, where Layne works as Seed Manager. Lisa is the award-winning author of Vegetables Love Flowers and Cool Flowers and the publisher of Flower Farming School Online, Farmer-Florist School Online, and Florist School Online. Watch Lisa’s Story and connect with her on social media. Layne is an avid gardener, seed starter, and engineer who loves learning and applying her technical knowledge to all areas of life, including gardening and growing flowers. Thanks for joining us!