Beginner Gardening: bobberman picture (How to kill weeds but not plants)
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Round up is made to be absorbed by the green of a plant and move through the whole plant and kill everything even the roots! Round up will kill a whole field of weeds that have emerged hen ou can plant right through the weeds. Leave the weeds as a compost! The problem is once you make a hole any seeds in that hole will still grow but not nearly as many!
Attrazine was designed to kill only certain grasses but not corn! There are vine crop poducts that will not hurt pumpkins of or other vine crops. They even make mixtures that are not liquids but mixes like sawdust that you sprinkle on a row of vine crops!
Double digging helps. Dig the top 10 inches of soil then use the bottom layer on top of the 10 inches you first took off! I usuallu add leaves on top of the first layer and top the leaves with the bottom layer. Its almost like composting your top layer of soil and covering it with the dirt 10 inches down. Very little weeds 10 inches down.Also if you strain the top 6 inches that you put on top of the surface dirt you turned over you will have a great garden even for carrots!