How To Thin Your Caprese Seedsheet

How To Thin Your Caprese Garden

Tomatoes and basil require thinning to have plenty of space to grow large and produce many future harvests!

To give plants in the Caprese Seedsheet enough room to grow, these varieties require thinning once the sprouts reach 1-2 inches tall. It may be difficult to pick out the precious seedlings, but they can be eaten, or delicately re-planted in another area of fresh soil.

Steps for thinning the Caprese Seedsheet:

  1. First, water the Seedsheet to saturate the soil and avoid damaging the roots. 
  2. Second, select the healthiest plants and pull out the extras with your thumb and pointer finger.
  3. Thin the varieties in the videos below from the Caprese Seedsheet
  4. Gently pat down the soil around the remaining plants.
  5. The basil seedlings are edible (NOT the tomato sprouts though)! Feel free to snack on these, or top your salads with the delicate, nutrient-dense micro-basil.
  6. Watch your Caprese plants grow lush for many future harvests!

Sweet Basil:


Thin Sweet Basil to 2 plants.  

Glacier Tomatoes:


Thin Glacier Tomatoes to ONLY 1 plant.


Don't forget to keep watering your Seedsheet! Happy Gardening!