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Monday, September 3, 2012
I have a hard time thinning. I am better at thinning carrots and spinach than I ever was up until now because I understand how I won't get much if I don't. Then there are things like peaches. We have only the one tree. It is the root stock of a failed nectarine, but it gives wonderful white peaches. I know I am supposed to bang the branches with a two by four and make some of the fruit come off so the others will be larger, but I am reluctant. I read a treatise about thinning in the Findhorn Garden book a long time ago that made me worry about the whole issue of thinning and how you pick which ones to remove. It makes me think every time I do thin about which little plants will make the sacrifice so the others can grow. I also plant more frugally hoping thinning will be at a minimum. I think I may have waited too long to thin these peaches, so might as well let them go, thus avoiding the issue altogether :) !