If you love growing fruits and veggies, you probably try to soak up all the gardening tips you can get. Master gardeners have their own secrets that the rest of us can benefit from — if we can learn them. Here are 8 tips master gardeners won’t necessarily tell you that can really help you out with your next garden.
Solarizing is the process of heating a garden area to get rid of weeds in the weeks before planting. Clear out the weeds or scalp them down with your mower. Then wet the ground well and cover it with plastic sheeting (purchase some here!) Weigh the sheeting down around the edges. Weed seeds will continue to germinate, but the heat from the radiating sun will kill them off. Leave the plastic in place for 6-8 weeks, and you’ll reduce weeds by 60-80%.