but the instructions on the seed packet said to thin out the seedlings.
I've never thrown living plants away before.
I'm trying my hardest to have a better garden this year. Following directions might help me in this quest.
Tossing the little sprouts reminded me of Ingrid, my carpooling friend when I worked at Digital way back when.
The company hired a plant lady to come in once a week to take care of the potted plants in the office.
She would water, trim, and do whatever the plants needed. Another co-worker, Maggie, would tell the plant lady to hide the clippings where Ingrid couldn't see them. She said we'd need to stage an intervention if Ingrid found living plants in the garbage. I respected the warning and, despite spending hours in the car together each week, never asked Ingrid about it. I think I kind of know how she might have felt.
Here are the keepers.
Grow well, little sprouts!