How to Naturally Get Rid of Weeds
During my years of having a garden I have learned a few things about weeds.
- Wishing doesn’t get rid of weeds.
- Lamenting about the weeds doesn’t get rid of them.
- Pretending that you are using the weeds as a diversionary tactic to confuse the bugs doesn’t work.
- Newspaper & straw, or weed control fabric, can help control weeds but they aren’t foolproof.
- I don’t want to use chemicals to kill the weeds in my garden.
- Wishing doesn’t get rid of weeds. (Obviously, I’ve tried this one a lot.)
So, what can be done about weeds?
Using a hoe, a tiller, or your hands to remove weeds is the only sure way to get rid of and control weeds.
With that in mind we spent parts of two days getting rid of weeds in our garden and it looks so much better than last week.
My Garden This Week (6-6-13)
While my garden looks better without all of the weeds, I am concerned that the flooding of a few days ago has killed my cabbage and broccoli.
Usually, my plants are bigger and look much healthier at this time of the year. It looks like I am going to have to buy some replacement plants. 🙁
It is amazing how much doing a little tilling and hoeing can make such a difference. I didn’t realize that there were several areas where the seeds didn’t come up, so now I am going to replant in those areas.
I also planted to more rows of corn this week so that our fresh corn supply won’t come on all at once. I did this because my family prefers to eat corn on the cob instead of off.
My back garden spot is doing pretty well. The hills of zucchini, cucumbers, butternut squash, and pumpkin are starting to take off. The onions are doing well along with the potatoes and greens.
As you can see our potato towers are looking great. In just three short weeks they have grown so much. Next week I will have to add more straw and soil.
Our counter height garden box full of greens is really looking great, too. The nice thing about it is that when we have eaten all of the lettuce we will easily be able to plant more.
That about does it for this week. How is your garden growing?