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Thinning Broccoli Raab

Posted by amy_veggies 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 23, 08 at 14:39

Hi there,
New to the community and first time SFGer. I started with one 4X4 and then added a 1X4 alongside it because I had extra Mel's Mix. My question is about thinning broccoli raab (rapini). I planted it 9 to a square, and the seeds were incredibly small. I put a pinch of seeds in each hole - and I think they're ALL germinating. It's kind of hard to see which to thin since I'm not familiar with how broccoli raab looks as it grows - is each individual thin stem a seed that has germinated? It looks like there are at least 5-7 stems coming from each space where I sowed the seeds. Do I snip them now (I started them on June 16) or let them get a little bigger?

Second question - I planted a square of bush beans on the same day and none of them have germinated - is this normal? Everything else I planted from seed has sprouted.

I'm loving the SFG method - my favorite part is how easy it is to pull a little weed if I see one (I did use weed cloth - so I imagine they got there by the wind).

Thank you so much for your advice.

-Amy

Broccoli Raab
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The whole garden (still waiting for my trellis netting to arrive in the mail, it wasn't available at any store where I live):
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RE: Thinning Broccoli Raab

Let them get a little bigger to snip, but yes, you way over-planted in each hole. Watch for your beans to pop up soon


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RE: Thinning Broccoli Raab

Thank you, Ray. I hope they pop up soon! I'll be careful to plant less next time with those wee little seeds.


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