A few weeks after tilling and planting my vegetable garden that spring, it was completely overgrown with weeds. When I say overgrown, I mean the ground was totally covered in weeds that were several feet high. I couldn’t see any dirt, or my vegetables for that matter.
|My Vegetable Garden in Spring|
That spring, I spent my entire 3 day Memorial weekend pulling weeds.
Three days just to rid my vegetable garden of weeds (oh, my back!!).
Ugh, it was terrible.
My dad is my gardening mentor and I remember thinking “Dad doesn’t have any weeds” and feeling ashamed that I had neglected my gardens so much. So I asked my dad what to do, and he told me about Preen. The weeds in my gardens have been easy to maintain since I started using it.
But I have always wondered if it is truly safe to use in my vegetable garden. It says right on the label that it is safe to use in the vegetable garden. I have done some research on this and I have found many articles that say this chemical is probably not the best thing to use in the vegetable garden. The problem is that most of these articles are people’s opinions. I haven’t found anything conclusive about the safety of using this product in my vegetable garden.
|My Vegetable Garden|
I know the bottom line is that using a chemical in the soil of my vegetable garden is probably not a good idea.
I have been thinking about trying purely organic methods for a while now.
So, after writing this post and thinking more about this topic, I think I am going to start experimenting with other forms of weed control in my vegetable garden.
I would love to hear other peoples opinions on this topic. What do you do to control the weeds in your vegetable garden?
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