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Posted August 02, 2016 - 06:50 PM

I usually don't use chemical in the garden but we got weeds that been taking over everything and they come back as fast has we pull them. What the best weedkiller that we can use that will be safe on vegetable plants ? 


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 06:54 PM

that depends on what the veggies are. what kills some weeds will also kill other "wanted" plants.


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 06:55 PM

Goats and chickens


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 06:56 PM

that depends on what the veggies are. what kills some weeds will also kill other "wanted" plants.

Pumpkins and winter squashes. We haven't even plant yet. I disc and disc the gardens. 


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 06:57 PM

Goats and chickens

I got both and they won't touch these weeds. 


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 07:04 PM

You sure you want to eat weed killer?

 

The main reason I grow my own food is to assure the quality. Laying matting and using straw should help. But no matter what you put in the ground just remember you will be eating it.


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 07:05 PM

I don't know how big your garden is but this is my answer to weeds comes in 6' wide rolls 100' long 75.00 a roll haven't pulled a weed all summer. Home depot have used the same pieces four years so far.IMG_1491.JPG
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Posted August 02, 2016 - 07:08 PM

I don't know how big your garden is but this is my answer to weeds comes in 6' wide rolls 100' long 75.00 a roll haven't pulled a weed all summer. Home depot have used the same pieces four years so far.attachicon.gifIMG_1491.JPG

I got about a half of acre of gardens. 


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 07:09 PM

This is the weed that is taking over everything.  

 

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What about skipping the fall garden and planting a cover crop instead ? 


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 07:21 PM

I don't know how big your garden is but this is my answer to weeds comes in 6' wide rolls 100' long 75.00 a roll haven't pulled a weed all summer. Home depot have used the same pieces four years so far.attachicon.gifIMG_1491.JPG

I did that this year. It's amazing what will grow out of a two inch gap! :D


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 07:45 PM

This is the weed that is taking over everything.  

 

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What about skipping the fall garden and planting a cover crop instead ? 

If your willing to do that then you should just try tarping off the area you want to kill weeds at until your ready to plant, that way the weeds won't have a head start on you. The matting is great if you can put it in your budget because you only need to weed control the holes.


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Posted August 02, 2016 - 07:55 PM

The best way to grow weeds around here is lay crush stone or concrete. Crabgrass will grow anywhere. And the hotter and drier it is the faster it grows

For your weeds in the garden, I would not do chemicals. Pull them and burn them or hide them in your trash. I don't count on my compost pile getting hot enough to kill the seeds. You need to hoe them long before they go to seed. If you are serious about a garden you have to get after it every day. Save your leaves in the fall and put them around your plants to cut down on the up close hoeing.

If you want a fall garden that's what you need to do.

If you want to skip a fall garden, then clear it of weeds. Don't till those with seed heads in. Pull them up and get rid of them. Till or disc every week or two when new weeds sprout do it again. Do this until time to plant winter wheat or rye. Plant it heavy. I don't know where you are in Texas, but you may be able to do that most of the winter.

Don't let weeds in your yard either. The wind and birds will transfer the seeds to your garden.

The plastic works but I'm just not a fan of it.

Good luck. The man that comes up with a quick fix for keeping a garden weed free deserves to be rich.
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Posted August 02, 2016 - 08:00 PM

The best way to grow weeds around here is lay crush stone or concrete. Crabgrass will grow anywhere. And the hotter and drier it is the faster it grows

For your weeds in the garden, I would not do chemicals. Pull them and burn them or hide them in your trash. I don't count on my compost pile getting hot enough to kill the seeds. You need to hoe them long before they go to seed. If you are serious about a garden you have to get after it every day. Save your leaves in the fall and put them around your plants to cut down on the up close hoeing.

If you want a fall garden that's what you need to do.

If you want to skip a fall garden, then clear it of weeds. Don't till those with seed heads in. Pull them up and get rid of them. Till or disc every week or two when new weeds sprout do it again. Do this until time to plant winter wheat or rye. Plant it heavy. I don't know where you are in Texas, but you may be able to do that most of the winter.

Don't let weeds in your yard either. The wind and birds will transfer the seeds to your garden.

The plastic works but I'm just not a fan of it.

Good luck. The man that comes up with a quick fix for keeping a garden weed free deserves to be rich.

What about a cover crop in between the winter squash ? 



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Posted August 02, 2016 - 08:07 PM

If your willing to do that then you should just try tarping off the area you want to kill weeds at until your ready to plant, that way the weeds won't have a head start on you. The matting is great if you can put it in your budget because you only need to weed control the holes.


I've done the tarp thing, too. Lay its tail the weeds die and move it to another spot. When weeds resprout, cover them again. The key is to never let weeds go to seed. Seeds can and will lay dormant for years before sprouting. That's one reason the battle never ends.
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Posted August 02, 2016 - 08:11 PM

Lay its tail the weeds die.......

I hate auto fill. I hate more that I don't catch those before I hit "post".

Lay it till the weeds die........
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