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Organic tips

Here is one tip that I have found to be very useful. This is for weed 
control and eradication in the cracks of your walkway or patio area. Mine 
has no weeds at all. All you have to do use boiling water from your 
kettle and pour it onto the growing weeds. This virtually cooks the 
weed's foliage AND root system. So everytime I see a weed or two growing 
I just make myself a cup of coffee and then take the extra boiling water 
and go on my weed mission! Quick and easy and no chemicals involved. 

As far as solarization of garden beds is concerned, there will be an 
article in the upcoming July issue of the Canadian Iris Society 
Newsletter that discusses this interesting item. I think that this is a 
process that may be of beneficial use to not only iris gardeners but all 
gardeners in general.

Chris Hollinshead e-mail: bu336@torfree.net
Mississauga, Ontario Canada  zone 6b

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