Weed Preventer For Vegetable Garden

oats as cover crops

Q: Is there any product that I can spray in my vegetable garden to prevent
weeds and grass that won’t harm my plants? 

A: No. There are a couple of granular products that claim to work but they are
not very effective under our Southern garden conditions. The key to garden
weed control is “early and often”. In other words, when you see a weed,
remove it immediately before it has time to flower and drop seeds. Some weed
seeds can remain viable in the soil for two or three years. The more often you
stroll through the garden destroying weeds, the less weed work you’ll have to
do in the future.

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