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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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Control Flush of Weeds by Hoeing Regularly
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Hoeing

Control flushes of annual weeds by pushing a hoe through the top of the soil to sever them from their roots. Shallow hoeing stops more weed seeds being brought to the surface and minimizes moisture loss from the soil. Hoe frequently between rows of germinated seedlings.

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