to weed or not to weed?
Hello to all....this year is my first atyempt at square foot gardening and I am noticing erosion on the sides of my beds. Let me preface by saying that I have 20 raised beds that are 4x9 feet in size. I was unable to build the sides for the beds and couldnt find anything to use repurpose as side rails.
My question is....I have small weeds that are growing along
the sides of my beds and in the beginning I was religiously weeding them to keep them at bay but I noticed that I was having some erosion issues. Then over Memorial day weekend my 2 babies had high fevers and I was unable to get into the garden for 3 days and when I did there were far thicker weeds and the erosion issuee were more prounounced. So......should I leave the weeds to grow along the 9 inch high sides of my beds so their roots can provide some support to the sides or attempt to be weed free? Thanks in advance for all responses.