Thinning seedlings–whether in the garden or in pots–is a painstaking process. Make it simple by using scissors instead. It’s like giving your garden a haircut!
Using a pair of clean garden scissors to lop off the tops of plants seeded too closely together not only quickens the task of thinning, but also ensures the roots of the plants you’re keeping aren’t disrupted by pulling up plants around them.
With greens, such as lettuce, garden scissors are once again the tool of choice. Create a “Cut and Come Again” garden of greens by snipping off the tops for a fresh salad, while leaving enough leaves to start the growing process over again. When harvested in this way it is possible to get three or four cutting harvests instead of just one!
Herb Scissors are also an excellent tool for harvesting sprigs from your herb garden.
You could say great gardeners get snippy with their gardens!!! But you probably won’t because that’s a groaner of a pun. My apologies.
I can’t leave on that note, so here is a picture of a fabulous garden I saw while on a garden tour a couple of years ago.