Tips For Controlling Weeds In A Vegetable Garden

Vegetable garden weed control is crucial to plant health. Weeds can outcompete vegetable seedlings for nutrients.  

Weeds fight for water, nutrients, and growth space and hide illness and pests.   

Controlling Weeds in a Vegetable Garden

Reduce these issues by controlling vegetable weeds early in the season.  Cultural weed management is safe and effective.   

Check herbicide labels, even organic ones, to see if they are safe for edible plants.   

Considerations in Weed Control

Consult your local garden center or extension agency before using packaged weed products. Avoid toxic chemicals in food gardens. Examine labels.

Weeds compost like other plants, contributing nutrients. Hand-weeding a bed takes longer and is harder on the knees than hoeing.   

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