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snip the extra plants after they sprout? I'm just curious. I usually wait till all of them sprout, then snip all but the largest one. I don't usually wait for the true leaves to do this. When do you usually snip?
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@sanderson wrote:When they big enough that I'm forced to make the decision! I hate to snip #2 or #3.
+1. Sometimes I can't bare to thin them out. Case in point are my rattlesnake beans. Rather than thin them out I just built new trellises.
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My pepper seedlings were so good this year that I couldn't bring myself to snip. I left both to grow, then planted both together as if they were one in their place in the box. So far, so good!
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I HATE thinning out seedlings. I did it ruthlessly this season though. However, in an experience similar to GooseGirl's, I have two Anaheim chiles growing side-by-side and they are growing fine (and producing bountifully).
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