Weeding With the Bread Knife

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Posted by @Xeramtheum on
I’m the first to admit I’m a lazy gardener to some degree. One of the worst chores for me, especially as I have positional vertigo, was weeding large beds. Again, enter the most versatile of garden tools, the Bread Knife!

It took me less than 3 minutes to weed this section of my bed.

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Take the bread knife and run it under the weeds flat in a sawing motion about a half-inch to an inch deep under the weeds.

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Then rake the area, grab the weeds, shake off the dirt that was dragged along with the weeds, and drop the weeds into a bucket.

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Voila! Nice weed-free bed. The best part is that the weeds don’t come back from the roots.
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