Local Veggie Tales

One of the activities common to all gardeners of the region this season is weeding.

Dan Friedenbach combats weeds with extraordinary means in this abandoned community garden plot. The water-permeable weed barrier, held in place with plastic stakes, will block sunlight from weeds beneath, warm the soil of the sweet potato plants in spring, and retain moisture. He uses a traditional hoeing technique for weeds in other garden plots he has tended for years.


A hoe for general weeding that Jim Rembold likes, is a double-action stirrup-shaped hoe.  He skims back and forth, cutting weeds just below the soil surface. It’s found locally at hardware stores.


Our local community gardeners share how to weed efficiently and talk about other gardening tips in this article recently published in the Yankton Press & Dakotan newspaper:


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