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Jim Uran

getting rid of grass and others in the veggie garden

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We just got our garden tilled a week and a half ago and I am having a hard time with the grass, it's taking over the edges of my garden. I dont' want to plant veggies just yet as it's been a crazy spring but is there any thing I can spray on to kill the grass that won't harm my soil or ruin any chance of planting next week????

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You could try and pull the grass and weeds out by hand and then throwing grass clippings around your plants to keep the weeds from growing in.

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Dude I did pull them out by hand, I know it sounds lazy and I'm sure it is but I was looking for the easy way out. That's a lot of pulling!!!!!! But if that's the only way to go I'm gonna do it.

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I have no idea what an easy way to do it would be. I hear ya. It's a lot of work. I am doing a raised barden with weed barrier underneath....that's how much I like weeding!

I just read this on the Round-up site. Round-up breaks down into natural elements so you can plant the treated area the next day. I'd check into it at least.

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I use roundup around the garden edges.I've also planted seed letuce,radish,spinich,green beens,cucumber,peas and some others 2&1/2 weeks ago. 22 tomatoes in since the biginning of month in wall-o-water their starting to flower the early type.I'll have tomatoes by July 4th!! Thanks to Juneau4 and his early tomatos and wall-o-water

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If you use Round-up, make sure it's the purple cap stuff not the red cap stuff. The purple (super concentrate)is labeled for gardens.

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I have good success with using a nice heavy grade landscape fabric weed barrier with wood mulch on top of it. You will still get weeds around the plants, but it is much more managable. You can also try Preen brand weed & feed. Follow directions on can. I personally try to shy away from chemicals, though; however, my wife likes the Preen approach, as she is the one who gets stuck with the weeding!

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Try using newspaper between the rows and cover it with grass clippings to hold it into place. then in the fall just till it into the soil.

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I PUT DOWN NEWSPAPER THEN THROW GRASS CLIPPINGS ON TOP. KEEPS WEEDS OUT AND ALSO HOLDS THE MOISTURE IN THE GARDEN. THAN AT END OF YEAR TILL IT ALL IN. WORKS GREAT.

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