Thinning Mustard Greens

I waaay overseeded my mustard seeds when I planted them in the garden, because the seeds were a few years old and I wasn’t sure what was going to come up.

They desperately need thinning now, but I hate to thin seedlings, because it feels like I’m killing perfectly good plants, and what if I thin one that would have made delicious greens and leave one that turns out to be a dud! I know, I know, it’s completely irrational. If I don’t thin, they won’t be able to grow and I might as well kill all of them.

So, I thinned them. A bit.

Post-thinning

The seedlings are so spindly. I was having the same problem with the cilantro. They’re just not getting enough sunlight, I think.

Weak, anemic, floppy stems

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