Weeds are growing the fastest, again.
I just want to share a tip with you that a bud of mine taught me. I use stakes with strings tied between them to mark the rows. Leave them in the ground for a short time. Then, mow my yard with a bagger, dump all clippings between the rows. As the plants start to come through, aleast 1 - 2 inches, cover the bare ground between the plants with more clippings. I am on my 3rd year of doing this and rarely must I weed the garden. It works great for me! Even with the melons/pumkins/squash, cuks, etc. It requires more time whilst mowing, messing with a bagger, but well worth it IMHO. So far I have found that one good covering right after planting last all summer, even with our horrible winds in warm ND (ok, stop laughing now). Every spring, I just till all the grass and leaves under as mulch then start all over again.
Forgive me if y'all are doing it this way, its new to me in my gardening life. I just had to share, it is soooo simple and actually works. I love gardening, it's the zin of life.