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Old 12-05-2019, 03:15 PM posted to rec.gardens.edible
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On Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:01:43 PM UTC-4, T wrote:
On 5/11/19 7:43 PM, Pavel314 wrote:
On Friday, May 10, 2019 at 1:09:13 PM UTC-4, T wrote:
Hi All,

I am involved in a holy ware against the weeds again
this year.

The past two years, I though that if I just picked the
weed and dropped in in place, the it would stop them
from seeding.

Well, It is worse than ever this year. Apparently, when
you pull the weed, whatever it has left in it puts its
effort into seeding. Now I have four times as much cheat
grass! Poop!

This years I pull them and stick them into a bag for
disposal. So far, two big garbage bags full of cheat
Grass and others.

Death to weeds!


We have a three-bin compost system, with one bin for each years weeds. In a couple of years, it's rotted down to good compost.


How do you make sure the ubiquitous, indestructible seeds
are dead?

After a couple of years buried under a couple feet of vegetable waste and sheep manure, they're pretty much killed out. If any survive, they get picked when they sprout in the garden and go back to the compost pile. The garden rows are all heavily mulched so very few weeds make it through the mulch into the light.