Thinning overcrowded seedlings is essential following germination. Seedling competition will set back your crop and delay harvest. Some people prefer to thin partially as a hedge against possible later seedling losses. Whether you thin partially or completely to final spacing, do thin. The following photo log provides tips and tells you how. Note that these photos picture thinning for a wide bed or Block style layout, not a row. Wide bed planting results in a greater harvest for your efforts.