What to use to kill weeds in my vegetable garden?

John R. Stupar
by John R. Stupar
  4 answers
  • Debby Debby on Jun 04, 2017
    To avoid killing or contaminating your veggies, good old hands and knees and pull them up. Water first to make it easier.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 04, 2017
    Pull them or smother them out with newspapers,cardboard and landscape fabric

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 05, 2017
    The quickest way is to pull them or dig them up. One of those weed puller tools with the v on the end really helps, just make sure you go a little deeper to make sure you get all the root. When you are done, put down Preen Weed Preventer. It really helps! It prevents seed germination of weed seeds, but the weeds that grow from the roots of other weeds will come back since they are root born. It also will not take care of tree seeds since they are not a weed until they germinate in your garden. Pull them once they are a couple inches high and are easy to pull at that point. Hope this helps!

  • Tammy J Kirby Thomas Tammy J Kirby Thomas on Jun 05, 2017
    We use grass clippings from mowing our lawn to mulch the garden. It need to be put on fairly thick as time and weather will cause it to settle and compress. There are more benefits than just keeping the weeds down, it shades the ground and holds moisture in for the garden plants and as the bottom layer composts it adds nutrients to the soil. The garden needs to be free of weeds before you put down the mulch and unfortunately pulling and hoeing are the best natural ways to get the weeds out. The grass mulch can be put around plants as soon as you plant them, centers of rows can be done immediately too. I wait until my seeds have produced plants before I mulch around them.