You are here:

Growing Vegetables/weed control for a grden

Advertisement


Question
are there any spary on weed control products safe for a veggie garden.weeds are just unreal here due to the weather. everything i find is for everything green or just lawns. all i can find for veggie gardens are the granuals. is there anything out there that sprays on and kills weeds?

thank you

Answer
Hi Kathy,

How big of an area are you trying to weed?  I do not recommend any sprays as I promote organic gardening, however each person has to choose what works best for their garden area.  Pulling the weeds before they have gone to seed is the best option.

If it is a large area cutting them with a lawn mower or weed eater then till them under or use cardboard and mulch to keep the weeds from growing back too quickly.  This is great for pathways or areas not yet planted.

If you have planted the area already try to clear any weeds around each vegetable plant so they are not competing for nutrients.  Weeding takes time and energy, just start in one area and commit to 15 - 30  minutes a day weeding to try to get them under control.

Check out my page on weed control http://www.your-vegetable-gardening-helper.com/vegetable-gardening-weed-control. for more tips.

I hope this helps.

Catherine
Your-vegetable-gardening-helper.com

Growing Vegetables

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Catherine Abbott

Expertise

I am confident I can answer any questions about planting, growing and harvesting vegetables and culinary herbs. I am very knowledgeable and experienced in garden site planning and design, propagating, soil preparation, transplanting, pest control, disease management, watering, fertilizing, and composting.

Experience

I have been growing vegetables organically since 1993 first in my small backyard, then moving to a 2 acre plot where I grew vegetables for sale at our local farmers market and through a CSA (community shared agriculture). I started a popular website http://www.your-vegetable-gardening-helper.com in 2007 and have answered questions from all over the world through that site. I have 3 published Everything series books on gardening as well as several self published books for sale on my website.

Organizations
I volunteer and assist teaching disabled adults how to grow their own vegetable gardens. I have set up raised bed gardens in the front yards of their group homes and the gardens help to feed the households. I am very involved in our local farming community and am the treasurer and a garden mentor for a local society called One Straw, which promotes organic and sustainable practices for growing local food. I am a board of director for a government committee that is involved in keeping our ALR (Agricultural Land Reserve) safe.

Publications
I have 3 published Everything series books: The Everything Grow Your Own Vegetables Book published in 2010. The Everything Root Cellaring Book published in 2011. The Everything Small Space Gardening Book set to be published Jan 2012. I have 3 self published garden design books: Vegetable Garden Plans for your Raised Beds. Vegetable Garden Plans for Square Foot Gardening. Vegetable Garden Plans for Row Gardening. I have a self published book on soil building: Why is Soil so Important? Tips on Amending and Fertilizing I also publish a yearly journal promoting garden planning and planting by the moon cycles. The current one is called "My 2012 Vegetable Garden Journal" I write articles that are published at EzineArticles.

Education/Credentials
I teach gardening classes on propagating, pest and disease management, and soil fertility at our local community center. My education came from my mother, mentors, and growing my own gardens.

Past/Present Clients
I write a monthly newsletter for my gardening website and send it to a email list of over 1200 gardeners. I write articles for EzineArticles. I have had numerous local clients through gardening classes and mentoring.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.