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Weeds are one of the biggest problems for any gardener, especially those who do not like chemicals among their plants. In this article, we will tell you how to pull weeds from your garden fast, and also give you some examples of how to rid of them in an organic way.
Weeds are generally extremely resistant plants even so much that some species have developed resistance to herbicides. They sprout in different climates and soils, they bear fruit several times a year, their seeds germinate for many years, propagated by seeds or vegetative organs. Underground organisms are enriched with reserve nutrients so they can easily withstand disasters.
Natural ways to get rid of weeds in your garden fast
1. Start as early as possible
Plow the garden early and often to prevent weeds from picking up. When weeding weeds, set the hoe horizontally with the ground to scratch the weed roots as much as possible. Be careful not to dig too deep, because this way you can scoop out weed seeds that will continue to grow.
2. Burn it
If you have that little culinary burner, feel free to use it to burn weeds, and you can also pour it with boiling water, just be careful not to reach other, good plants.
3. Pack the plant
To protect plants from weeds, “pack” them around the roots with organic compost, straw or sawdust blanket. Mulching was modeled on the forest system to suppress the growth of unwanted plants. All you need to do is put on a sufficient layer to prevent the plants from sprouting, and the thickness depends on the type of soil, the crop, and its exposure. It is advisable to apply a layer of thickness from 2 to 8 inches (5 to 20 centimeters).
Before you even start planting vegetables and herbs, pluck all the weeds out of the garden, but be sure to pull out the entire root, otherwise if at least one small part of the roots remain, the new plant will surely grow out of it.
5. Lime and herbicides
On the ground where your garden should be in the spring, put some lime in the granules in the fall. Most weeds cannot sprout on land full of alkaline, which is obtained from the lime. The same is true of herbicides most commonly used in conventional agriculture. Just keep in mind that herbicide use is prohibited in organic gardening. You can use alcohol vinegar instead, which is a natural and organic substitute for herbicides.
We have a big list of 10 natural/organic ways to get rid of the weeds, so check it out.
Notorious chemical methods are based on the application of mineral fertilizers with herbicidal effects and the application of organic and inorganic herbicides. The best herbicide would be considered the one that destroys the weeds, is not toxic to living organisms and breaks down into non-dangerous products that are not prone to accumulation.
Alcohol and vinegar as a natural alternative to destroying weeds
Weeds are increasingly causing major damage to plantations. With the possible use of herbicides, eco protection can also be used to control weeds. Learn how alcohol and vinegar can be a good ally in the fight against these attacks.
Modern consumer society is increasingly focusing its attention on “eco” healthy food, produced in accordance with environmental protection. The purpose of this eco-production is that the producer does not pollute water, soil or air during planting, that is, to strive for the balance of wildlife.
After selective and total herbicides, organic production came to the fore, according to which pesticides were strictly prohibited. Alternative methods of protection against broad-leaved and narrow-leaved weeds are now available. The best prevention is the milling of the plantation in the early spring and later its maintenance by mowing, but due to the great physical effort required by this type of treatment, alternative ways were sought.
The first of these is alcohol (medical). Alcohol is a non-selective (total) herbicide (it destroys everything that comes across, and you must be extremely careful when using it).
From 0.3 to 0.5 dL (if it is a medical containing 70% vol of pure ethanol) is mixed with one liter of water and a few drops of detergent are dripped (it is best to use dishwasher detergent).
Such a mixture treats the weeds in the plantation, but with extreme care not to reach the plantation by spraying. To this end, detergent is added so that it can be attached to the weeds as soon as possible and not sprayed around.
Vinegar, another product of both alcoholic and vinegar fermentation, also performs well in the fight against weeds. In terms of indiscriminacy, it has the same properties as alcohol, so you have to be careful with vinegar as well.
Simply spray the vinegar from the household that you are diluting in 1:10 (and part of the vinegar to 10m parts of water) on the weed you want to destroy, taking care not to damage the plant. Vinegar treatment is recommended if you know there will be sunshine in the early hours of the morning for vinegar and sun to join forces and destroy weeds.
Plant protection is a very demanding, painstaking and responsible work, and weed control is a problem where agronomists exert great power to solve it and break the digs from all sides. But, if you chose some of our examples, and follow them in the right way and time, you will get rid of weeds from your garden in no time.