Strategies for keeping weed under control
For new gardens, it might be good to spend a year or two on weed control before you start planting vegetables. Here are some strategies for weed control:
- Smother crop are rapidly growing crops to help suppress weed growth.
- Solarization involves placing clear plastic over tilled garden until mid-summer. This helps control diseases and pests.
- Use mulches. Make sure the mulch is free of weed plants and seeds. They can help control weed and become useful organic matter as it breaks down.