Thinning carrot question

Hi all...
My carrot bed is looking good, the leaves are from 3-6 inches high, some higher. Question: with the more mature plants, the ones 4-7 inches high, is it too late to transplant to thin out the rows a bit more? OR does thinning have to happen ONLY when they are younger?
Thanks!
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ackeiyword


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ackeiyword wrote:

many people find it very difficult to transplant carrots as the seedlings are fragile and the stems and leaves break very easily.
thinning by transplanting usually does more damage and sets back surrounding plants, so it is rarely worth the trouble.
the first round of thinning can be done with scissors, leaving the larger sprouts and some extras that will be pulled as baby carrots. so in effect you thin several times making room for the larger carrots.
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