Thinning

transplant them to another part of the garden, or move some to containers.

For legumes, thin either by carefully hand pulling or snipping unwanted seedlings at the soil line with scissors or pruning shears. This avoids disturbing the shallow roots of the remaining legumes. All other vegetables should be thinned by pulling the "extra" plants carefully out of the ground. The best way to do this is to water the area first, give the moisture time to soak down to the roots, and then gently pull the seedling out at right angles to the remaining plants.

Proper watering is essential. Watering correctly conserves water and improves the garden's growth. Roots need both water and air. Too much water can drown the roots and prevent them from breathing, too little

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