Am I the only one who feels like thinning seedlings is a form of murder? I’m all like ‘sorry little pea plant, but you’re too close to your neighbor, so you have to die’, and isn’t that a bit arbitrary? And murderous?
I mean, it’s my fault for planting too many seeds, and I know they’ll all do poorly if I don’t thin out the small ones, but it still stings. That plant wasn’t sick. It wasn’t struggling yet. Sometimes it wasn’t even small. But I picked it out for this arbitrary death through no fault of it’s own.
How is that fair?
And this is why I feel like a big meanie when I garden. Let’s not get started on squishing cut worms and such!