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June 21, 2011 - GrowOrganic
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Organic weed control does not just mean getting on your hands and knees to pull weeds. We’ve got a whole slew of techniques to get rid of the weeds in your garden (without the R word). Take a look at the variety of ways Tricia prevents and tackles weeds in our new video on weed control (and see which one she says is the most fun to use). Mulching Films Organic Herbicide The world of mulch and films All our natural mulches are biodegradable and will eventually break down and nourish your soil.…
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You know the old saying, “A weed is just a plant growing in the wrong place.” Many plants growing in the wrong places in your garden? Finding out the names and habits of those interlopers will help you decide how to attack.UC Davis has a dandy new online service with two detectives to assist you The  UC Davis Weed Research & Information Center hosts the Weed ID Tool— a series of questions to help you figure out the name of the culprit lurking in your garden. The only drawback…
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Video Transcript
Hi I'm Tricia a California organic gardener and i hate to pull weeds. So I'm here to give you my tips on how to easily control your weeds organically. This garden bed doesn't have anyway weeds in it that's the way i want to keep it I'm going to work this "Down To Earth" brand corn weed blocker into the soil it's derived from corn gluten meal as the label says corn weed blocker is a pre-emergent weed suppressant that inhibits weed seeds from germinating in established lawns vegetable gardens and flower beds and it doubles as a slow release fertilizer due to its high nitrogen content. Mulching is a fantastic way to keep your weeds from sprouting this red mulching film which I'm laying down is really good for strawberries and tomatoes because it boosts their productivity fabrics films and papers deny the weeds light and increase the soil temperature. Biodegradable mulches like bark straw and grass and great for your ornamental garden the courser of the material the deeper the mulch should be for finer material like straw it should be about three inches deep for mulching material like bark it should be about six inches deep mulching materials will keep the soil cool and they shouldn't be placed to close the trunk of the tree. What do you do if your already have weeds weed flaming is a great alternative to chemicals for killing your weeds and this is really the easy and fun way to weed it has a little squeeze valve which helps control the flame make sure you have a hose or some water handy just in case and what happens is the flame heats the plant to the point where the cells burst. Their are also organic herbicides whose main active ingredient is either clove oil or vinegar or citric acid. They can be used on broad leaf weeds as well as grasses and they usually smell like cinnamon or lemon. You want to read the label carefully generally speaking you can spray organic herbicides on weeds that are less than six inches tall on a warm sunny day and make sure that you get full coverage. These herbicides are non selective and non systemic so be sure to spray when there is no wind. The last method of weeding is the mechanical method and this is the Fiskars "Uproot Weeder" this lets me weed bigger weeds without bending or kneeling it grips the weed so that it can easily be deposited in a bucket or wheelbarrow and I take it back i think this is more fun and easy then the flamer. Well I hope my organic weeding tips will help you enjoy your garden a little bit more this season so thanks for joining and grow organic for life!

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