Last year I decided to convert a section of the weedy field into a garden. I had a 100x50' chunk tilled and then tarped most of it. There was a strip that the tarps came off of and I tried to plant about a 10x15' section but I couldn't keep up with all the weeds that popped back up so it turned into a weed pit. This year I decided to dump all the chicken manure and shavings on the weed patch and cover in a tarp to compost and cook the weeds over this next year. Then plant the sections I tarped last year that were clear. I was going to bury a border of boards and bricks with some weed barrier cloth going several feet out to keep more weeds like the creeping charlie from sneaking back in. I spent hours raking alot of the dead weeds into a pile so the weed seed wouldn't get mixed into my tarped areas and was going to move the tarps later this week. I was not planning to till this garden ever again and instead make individual beds with permanent borders.
Well while I was gone yesterday my landlord and neighbor decided to be helpful and till my garden while doing hers. Now all that weed seed just got mixed into the rest. There's absolutely no way I can keep it all weeded by hand and I've got tons of flowers, perennials, vegetables, etc... all planned. Now what do I do? I can't mulch around individual flowers and I can't keep it weeded. Am I just out of luck and going to have to tarp it again this year and wait till next year?