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« on: June 18, 2011, 08:58:09 AM »

ive heard you can put roundup weed and grass killer on the yard before you start tilling,  and you have a lot less weed growth......is this true?
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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2011, 09:51:25 AM »

it will kill grass, but it's not so hot on weeds and has no impact on seed growth.  if you are going to 'till, you are probably better to just get out there with a rake and clean it out good before you plant. it you are going to plant starts, try some pre-emergent to help control weed regrowth.  if you are plating seeds, don't do that.
i am a roundup fan, but i do believe it should be used sparingly, and i don't think i'd use it in my food garden....

those rolls of black garden mat stuff that you put down and then plant through work well.  don't remember what they are called but they are easy to find.
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2011, 03:33:44 PM »

i just let it go this one time,  just got done tilling and plowing,  couldnt wait to try out my new tractor tiller. that ive been waiting o for a month.  I also got a walk behind seed planter.  so i cant use the fabric stuff.  what about 10.10.10 fertilizer.  do you use that?
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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2011, 03:39:29 PM »

i have an endless supply of rotted manure.  i don't use anything else. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2011, 04:49:41 PM »

i just let it go this one time,  just got done tilling and plowing,  couldnt wait to try out my new tractor tiller. that ive been waiting o for a month.  I also got a walk behind seed planter.  so i cant use the fabric stuff.  what about 10.10.10 fertilizer.  do you use that?



5-24-24 would do you better methinks. No too much need for the nitrogen in most gardens except for the corn.
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« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 10:12:30 AM »

thanks for the advise,  i can get some lama manure,  maybe thats what i should do. instead of using  chemicals.   does it have to be decomposing before I use it or can i just use it if its a little fresh
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 10:27:06 AM »

decomposed and depending on what it's mixed with, at least a year.
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 10:40:35 AM »

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