We now have 286 Tomato plants, 450 Green Beans, 250 Pepper plants, cukes, lettuce, potatoes, zucchini, squash, etc. As you can imagine, it's a lot of work!
My girlfriend and I are debating over how to keep the weeds at bay. ALL suggestions are appreciated. We did use Preen at the beginning of the planting. We also tried putting newspapers down, which was a blast to pick up after they blew everywhere! We've also put paper shreds around most of the plants to help with the disease from dirt splashing.
Laura pulls the weeds and dumps them in the woods, I use the hoe which is 10X faster. Either way, we still have weeds right back up in a few days. It takes hours and hours to pull and dump the weeds. Any suggestions? Is one way better than the other? The largest of the 3 gardens was just started this year from a field.
We are growing these to sell, in case you were wondering! Our husbands still think we have lost our minds!