My Nevada lettuce has now come up. Even as small as it is, it's been hoed one time. My spinach also has come up. And nicely hoed. Peas. Hoed. This is how I keep my garden weed free all year long. Hoe hoe hoe!!!
I planted my first tomato plant in northwest Illinois in 1947 and have been gardening ever since. My house is on a 2.3 acre lot and have 3 garden plots totaling 10,000 square feet. All vegetable. No flowers. No weeds.