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  • Sharon Blick

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    June 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    I mulch my strawberries with straw. In other beds I grew cover crops, then knocked them down and covered them with landscape cloth for several weeks, then removed the landscape cloth and planted starts through the mulch made by the dead cover crops. The starts are growing well and there are no pest problems but there are perennial weeds (quackgrass especially) coming in and they are harder to weed out with the dead cover crop mulch in the way. I noticed that the Singing Frog Farm video did not mention how they deal with weeds. I have a much bigger problem with weeds than with pests. Tilling a bed provides a way to get the quack-grass out before you plant, so I’m wondering how to deal with this problem without tilling.