Bake summer weed seeds

Tip from the test garden

Bake summer weed seeds

Damien Scogin

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To control weeds in empty flower and vegetable beds that you will be replanting in fall, try "solarizing" the soil. By spreading a clear plastic sheet over the soil, you can trap the sun's heat there and cook weed seeds and seedlings. The process works best where daytime temperatures stay above 80° for four to eight weeks.

1. Till the soil, removing weeds, debris, and large clods.

 

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