Weeding & Thinning Organic Spinach

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It's important to remove obstructing weeds from your organic spinach garden bed. Learn some weeding and thinning techniques from a professional organic gardener in this free gardening video. View Video Transcript

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Alright, now we're to uncover a bed that's already come up and we're going to do some weeding and thinning today. Now, it's important to get all the weeds out. This bed isn't too bad, but we want to make sure these weeds don't overcome the plants. We want to get down here, right into the center of these plants where the weeds like to grow, that way we don't have the weeds competing with the, with the plant. Now, there's a few here that are, are quite close and some of these weeds, they want to fool you and think that they're a spinach plant, but they?re not. They grow so close in here, so what we're going to do is we're going to, we're going to dig this one up. Now, we did have rain yesterday, so the soil is really loose. And, here's a little, little plant. Now, what we're going to do, is we're going to pinch off any mature leaves off the plant, we're going to eat that one. You trim it down to where it's just these young leaves, that way it doesn't have that much to work on. And, we're going to go here where there's nothing, and again, we've had lots of rain so I'm able to push it, it's important that you get this root straight down in there and press around it and there the little baby is secured.