I believe that it is not enough to go to the nursery and buy fertile land to plant the seeds. I say this because I have tried for years until I gave up. It was then that I began to take the reverse path, that is to say, I first became familiar with the basic care of plants and then started the task of cultivating.
Otherwise the frustration was great: plants that germinated weakly or grew without problems until suddenly a change of season, too much sun or abundant rain ended the dream of their own garden.
That is why today I will dedicate myself to a simple concept of the art of gardening but also very important: the thinning.
What is it?
The thinning happens in the early stages of the plant and it is nothing other than the process through which some of the shoots that have been sown are eliminated once the seeds germinate.
You wonder why there is that remove some sprouts when what is sought is just the opposite. Well, this is because plants need strength and space to thrive and the thinning process serves to empower the strongest plants. Although at the expense of the weakest, of course.
At the time of sowing, in general several seeds are used but not all develop equally and that is when thinning selects those that have produced the best shoots.
Al removing weaker shoots leaves enough space for stronger plants to develop betteras well as the roots that can then be spread without inconvenience.
How to do it?
Thinning is a simple task but it requires some care. The most important thing is to avoid damage to the plant, something that can happen especially since they are specimens in full growth and still weak.
The roots are fragile and therefore do not have to be pulled hard but to remove the shoots little by little, with small jerks, always very light.
The good news is that once the sprouts have been collected, they should not be thrown away as they can be reused. You can plant them again as long as the roots have not come into contact with the air and do not receive direct sunlight or are exposed to cold.