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Post  Cielo's Garden on 4/6/2010, 2:53 pm

Is it necessary to thin carrots? I have about 7-8 inches of green tops with no obvious root development. I planted a pinch of seed in 9 holes - do I need to thin in order to get carrots??

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Post  boffer on 4/6/2010, 3:40 pm

Yes you do, or you'll end up with a gnarly, tangled mess. I usually wait till they're 2 inches tall, so each plant is easier to distinguish, then thin with scissors.

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Post  Cielo's Garden on 4/6/2010, 3:46 pm

Thanks do I just cut them at stem? Is pulling them out not a good idea?

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