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What about weed control?

After feeding and watering, weed control is the most important element in creating a successful garden. Weeds are plants out of place and should be eliminated as soon as they are seen. Herbicides should not and need not be used for weed control. Nor is black plastic a good idea.  It becomes brittle and begins […]

Weeding on Hands and Knees? NEVER!!

Q. As I look at the 18″ wide beds with their side ridges it seems to me that this is an entirely hands and knees gardening project – in order to work within the little ridges and maintain them – you have to be down on all fours with a one-hand three tine cultivator – […]

Weeding Later in the Season a Problem with Close Planting?

Q. At some point, at least with some crops – vines not growing vertically come immediately to mind – you have to stop weeding because your close-planted plants are going to take over the pathways. Winter squash and pumpkins especially will overgrow an entire planting area. And while you may be able to pull the […]