Natural Weed Control

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Hello, I'm new to this forum but I have been gardening for years. I tried including pics of last years garden but can't figure out how to load the pics. Take my word, last years garden was picture perfect and this year is off to a great start. We garden on a large scale, over an acre in vegetables alone. Weed control is an ongoing problem. This year we're doing something new. We treated the entire field with this natural organic weed killer prior to planting and I think keeping the garden weed free at least in the beginning until our plants get a head start will be a breeze. Prior to doing the garden we tried the stuff around our house and driveway and it did an excellent job. What we are using is new on the market and its called Get'em All.

You can find Get'em All on this website: Original Wheelbarrow Screener

The direct link to Get'em All is: Get'em All - Concentrated Natural Weed Killer

YB
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Welcome to the forums petra

Weed control is not my best subject. I fail a lot. However I have found that using a rear-tine tiller with reversing tines usually knocks the weeds out cold. Then just do some touching up with a cultivator. I try not to use to much poisons in my dirt.

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grass control

I'm new to this forum but I was wondering if this product "Get 'em all" would work on grass. My vegetable garden is becoming full of grass. It seems to lay dormant all winter but as soon as we plant and start watering the grass comes alive. Any suggestions to get rid of the grass would be greatly appreciated.

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Do a "Search" on ...

... "weed", or "till", or go thru the previous pages of this forum as there was a whole bunch of talk on that very topic!

Good luck & Welcome to the TOFA Forums :)

Here's a couple of threads to get you started:

http://www.almanac.com/forum/gardening-forum/plowing

http://www.almanac.com/forum/gardening-forum/tiller-vs-cultivator

http://www.almanac.com/content/common-garden-weeds

YB
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Welcome to the forums Sas..

Usually if grass is not listed on the label or instructions it may not perform well on said plant(s).

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Sounds like

You could have what we over here call couch grass. It's roots run under the soil, the best cure is a dutch hoe. Mind you I have only a small area compared to some of you. Advantage of hoeing is that not only do you cut the weed off from its roots but you turn the soil into a mulch that helps stop evaporation from the soil. And it's cheap, just a few bucketfulls of sweat. That's what I call really organic.
Sussexman

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A lot of people seem to be

A lot of people seem to be interested in natural weed control. I have heard a number of people saying vinegar works. Hot boiling water is another organic method. The heat of the water causes the unwanted weeds to shrivel up.

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Corn meal for weed control

You can use cracked corn for weed control of you use it before the weed seeds sprout. Corn meal and cracked corn both have corn glutin so they stop the germination of 80% of weeds.

For weeds already established....Of course tilling and Hoeing will work, but another easy weed control is a torch (Dragon torch).

I found the vinegar only works full strength and only when the sun is shining.

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