After feeding and watering, weed control is the most important element in creating a successful garden. Weeds are plants out of place and should be eliminated. Herbicides should not and need not be used for weed control. The secret to a weed-free garden is to sprout the surface weed seeds and kill them as soon as they appear – before they are 1/2″ tall!
Using a rake, pull down the ridges and re-build them again, and using a 2-way hoe, kill the weeds in the center of the bed between the two rows of plants. In this way, a 30 foot bed can be thoroughly weeded in less than 5 minutes.