No, not my waistline, that definitely needs thinning. It’s thinning the recently sprouted seedlings that I can’t stand, and I usually do a lousy gardening job by letting the plants crowd themselves and therefore produce fewer vegetables.
I’ve got that problem right now.
I decided – since I now have a small fence around my garden to prevent rabbits from sampling my wares – to plant pole beans. Pole beans have a wonderful flavor and are quite prolific – if the rabbits don’t get to them.
But every single pole bean seed I put in the ground has sprouted. They all made it. They are shoulder-to-shoulder, two inches apart. Now, I’ve got to determine who lives and who dies.
I absolutely hate pulling those seedlings up. They are like my children.
My wife Nancy, however, is pretty good at transplanting seedlings. Maybe I’ll ask her help, then if the seedlings die, it’ll be her fault.