Winning Against Weeds

7 Organic techniques to keep weeds in their place


A Daphne mezereum plant grows happily in organic.


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At first, weeds seem innocuous enough—just green confetti scattered among flowers and vegetables. In fact, weeds bestow a multitude of gifts: holding and protecting bare soils, providing habitat for beneficial insects, and providing food and medicine. Unfortunately, weeds compete with garden plants for space, water and nutrients. If not kept in check, they can seriously affect your garden’s yield and quality.

To learn more about keeping weeds out of your garden this spring, read on at