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Thread #134670   Message #3068604
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
06-Jan-11 - 12:47 PM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
This weekend is supposed to be rainy, and then it will get very cold. I may take time tomorrow to work in the yard and put the employment hours in over the weekend.

Two things in particular - one method of knocking out pre-emergent weeds is to use an organic mix of 10% vinegar, orange oil, etc (see Howard Garrett's Winter Weed Control Update) is to hit the things coming up now in the dormant lawn and garden. It doesn't act like the environmentally-obnoxious chemical approach one finds in commercial "weed and feed" products. This stuff works pretty well on contact and isn't going to do any harm if it does get rained on 24 or 48 hours later (not like washing herbicides and fertilizer into the surrounding water system).

I need to start moving around some of my raised beds. They were too close together, but since they're not held in place by lumber on the ground, it's a matter of shoveling the dirt to where it needs to be and beveling the raised bed edge with the shovel. This worked just fine this year.