How to control weed on a farm or large veggie garden

July 12, 2019

we have a large vegetable garden that is 100x250'. We grow different types of vegetables for our own (2 of us) use and with the intention to sell to people. This is our first year and we did ok with most plants thriving. We have some failures such as potatoes which probably rotted away because of too much rain. Our problem is the weed which is taken over most of the garden. Hubby tried to weed wack some of the areas but inevitably he destroyed some plants. Our plan is to weed wack area by area and put 6-8" of woodchips down. Obviously we should have done that before we planted the perennials including some fruits trees, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and figs. If we put the thick layer of woodchips down, would these perennials come back up next year?

We also plan to laydown the woodchips in the squash field and area where we grow tender vegetables such as greens, carrots, tomatoes, etc. we will wait till the fall after we harvest from the plants.

what do you guys think?

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