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VegLady
Woodville, TX

July 29, 2009
7:13 AM

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I have read some very interesting articles about the use of heat to control weeds - both direct flame contact units and also infrared weeders are available. This method of weed control, which apparently has been around since the 1930's, has been resurrected by organic gardeners as a viable alternative to herbicides.

These propane units, both hand-held and tractor mounted, are available at reasonable prices and I'm wondering if a hand-held unit might be useful for weeding around tomato plants. I learned the hard way that you can't use Glyphosate or 2, 4-D around tomatoes.

Anyone have experience with flame weeding?

Jack

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