Now that your 5×5 Challenge garden in growing like a champ, the weeds are probably growing as well. The key to keeping your gardening chores to a minimum is to weed often. If you pull any weeds you see when you’re checking on the garden, it is never a huge chore. Weeding will happen without you even noticing.
I’ve been pulling the weeds when they’re tiny, this is the best way. They don’t have big roots and don’t disturb the soil as much when you pull them. They’re also much easier to pull when they’re so small.
Mulching is also a great way to keep weeding chores to a minimum. A couple inches of mulch will help keep weed seeds from germinating and it helps the soil retain moisture. I wouldn’t use that brown bark stuff most people use on their flowerbeds, some shredded leaves or good compost will do. Spread an even layer around your plants, you can skip the lettuce patch and the scallions as they’re probably too close together and too small yet.
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