It is time to thin the watermelon, cantaloupe, and summer squash. We double-planted them in case some of them did not come up. Most did, but there were a few spots where one did not come up. The two seeds in each location were planted very close together so it is not possible to pull one plant and not damage the roots of the other. So, we used the scissors again to thin. When thinning you want to make sure the plants are developed enough to tell which ones are the healthiest and look the best. Then we just carefully snip off the stem of the other one. Unfortunately, you can't leave both because they will compete for nutrients in the soil and neither plant will do as well.
The powdery mildew on the peas is getting worse, but we are still not going to do anything about it. They only have a little while to go and are starting to slow down. In a week or so we will probably pull them out and plant the cucumbers.