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Ways to Weed

In a vegetable garden, weeds are definitely plants in the wrong place, competing with crops for water, nutrients and light, as well as harboring pests and diseases that could spread to crops.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Straw Mulch Suppresses Weed Growth
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Adding Mulch

An organic mulch of straw suppresses weed growth and also looks attractive. A layer of mulch around young plants also helps fill gaps between rows with fast-maturing crops like lettuce, or scrambling plants, such as nasturtiums, leaving less space for weeds.

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