Thursday, April 20, 2006

Easter Herbs Update:


The arugula is first to poke out its (many!) pretty little heads.

To you gardeners: how long should I wait before thinning them out? Before or after transplanting?

4 comments:

Ivonne said...

I would thin them out after I transplant them. This way if you transplant them and a few don't make it, you still have a nice selection of arugula.

They're adorable ... beautiful presentation!

fooDcrazEE said...

havent been reading blogs for while and u have been real bz....

linda said...

by the time they are ready to transplant, the roots will be hopelessly intertwined, so they should be thinned now and maybe again at transplanting time. counterintuitively, pull out the tallest ones, as they will be leggier and you want nice branchy,sturdy plants.
the one-armed farmer

mom said...

Sounds like Linda knows what she is talking about! Remember how hard it was to thin the plants in our mountain garden? Seemed such a waste of a lovely plant!