Thursday, June 11, 2009

Show Those Weeds Who's Boss

Got weeds in your garden? The Old Farmer's Almanac has some great suggestions on getting your weeds under control!

Outwitting Weeds
  • Go after crabgrass as soon as it appears in the garden. Dig it out by the roots with a spading fork or cover it with black plastic. Don’t let it go to seed.
  • Use a 4-inch-deep layer of organic mulch such a grass clippings, straw, or chopped leaves. Cover dirt walkways and deter weeds in the veggie garden. Turn mulch over with the soil in the fall.
  • While weeding, hold the trowel vertically (like a child holding a crayon) to eliminate strain on your wrist.
  • If digging out weeds is difficult for you, at least resolve to keep them from setting seed. Chop off their heads once a week.

Want more weed control suggestions? Click here.

And if those suggestions don't help work, just show 'em who's boss by cooking up some good-tasting weeds in your next dinner! Here's some recipes, also provided by The Old Farmer's Almanac.

Spring-Greens Salad

Dandelion Pesto

Prosciutto-Wrapped Roast Shad Roe With Braised Spring Greens

Dandelion Soup

Dandelion Jelly

Both the leaves and blossoms of dandelions can be used in cooking (if the field has not been sprayed with chemicals).

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