Precisely when to thin down sunflowers after first true leaves?
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I started velvet queen seeds and today is the sixth day after germination. The photo below is from today.
When exactly should I snip off the two plants to thin down? I know its when the first true leaves grow out, but is there a specific time after first true leaves when I should thin them? I have a photo from today updated below, and have started seeing second set of leaves coming out on all 4 plants.
Another thing was, and pardon me for being a bit pedantic, but does stem shade determine the color of the flower later on? The left one on the top actually has a lighter shade of burgundy on the stem than the other three plants and I planned on keeping that one along with the right lower one to maximize the distance as well as have a gap between blooms since these two sprouted a day apart.
6th day after germination.