Organic Farming

A New Experiment To Control Weeds

There are many beneficial weeds such as the dandelion and thistle;  however, if there are too many of them on the farming soil it’s time to start the OCCULTATION  🙂 Today both of us enjoyed the sunny whether covering some areas of the farming soil with tarps, at the same time getting our first vitamin D. Yeah 🙂

Weeds are an unfortunate reality for every farmer, but this method minimizes the madness.                                                                                                              Jesse Frost

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The whole idea of non-chemical natural weed control ( accultation )is to cut the soil off from sunlight. And when this is done the weeds simply die.

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The barriers that we are using will trap the moisture underneath. As the soil gets warmer more weed seeds are going to germinate into a suffocating environment that lacks the sun and air.

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The weeds will die under the tarp and will be eaten by a variety of small bugs and other organisms that thrive under this dark with limited moisture environment.   It usually takes approximately 4 weeks for the occultation to do its job.

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Danuta is showing the pins we are using to secure the tarp against the wind

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On the farming plot we are welcoming soon to be born killdeer 🙂

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Great Job! The tarp is down, secured and already started its purpose 🙂

 

 

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