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Hoe, hoe, hoe

Posted by pattyokie 6b (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 14:06

This is such a basic question I almost logged in on another name to disguise myself, but...
I recently discovered a hoe for weeding. Who knew it was so much easier than bending over & hand-pulling each weed?? My question is: once you've cut the weeds off with the hoe, do you then get down & shake the dirt off them & throw them away or what are you supposed to do with them?


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RE: Hoe, hoe, hoe

You can compost them if they aren't flowering or seeding. Otherwise throw them out.


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RE: Hoe, hoe, hoe

I'm glad you did post it. Might give some herbicide junkies something to chew on. It answers the all too common question asked (and answered) on many of the forums --

Question: "Help!! HOW do I get rid of these weeds!!!".

Answer: "Roundup".

Unless its tiny babies, I rake them up if there's a lot, put them in a bucket & toss. If I'm hand pulling, I toss them in the bucket as I go. Seeds are usually present in many weeds so to keep from sorting them out or finding out later I don't think its worth composting.

This post was edited by TexasRanger10 on Fri, Apr 18, 14 at 15:38


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RE: Hoe, hoe, hoe

I seldom compost mine. I weed often and don't have enough to make a trip back to the compost pile worthwhile. I would say that at least 90% of weeds are whacked across the hoe handle to knock the dirt off of them and tossed out on the lawn for the mower to eat. If I am using the Hula hoe they lay where they fall.


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RE: Hoe, hoe, hoe

I've been using my hoe more often...it is a lot easier!


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RE: Hoe, hoe, hoe

I weed very often. I try to get ' em young. That means most rot where they lay. For bigger weeds they normally are tossed in lawn and mulched by the mower. Of course my lawn is whatever grows where I haven't planted something...... yet.


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RE: Hoe, hoe, hoe

Thank you all so much! I wondered if I could just leave them & then put down mulch on top, but perhaps the seeds would be left to grow then.


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RE: Hoe, hoe, hoe

I sacrifice them to the rain gods. This is a recent thing, so if we have a turn around on the drought conditions, you know who to thank.


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