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Definition of thinning

Categorized under "General"

Definition as written by Floridian:

Removing excess seedlings, to allow sufficient room for the remaining plants to grow - see also thinning out

Thinning also refers to pruning branches from a tree or shrub to give the plant a more open structure

Definition as written by Magpye:

Picking out the overpopulated seedlings in any flower or vegetable bed, to make a better growing condition for the rest. Making better spacing and esthetics for the growing area.


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