Propagating plants in a clone machine is a great way to make sure you will always have your favorite varieties around! Cloning plants preserves genetics, allows you to easily replicate crops and saves you both time and money. But, not all propagation methods are the same.
Keeping a clean garden free from any unwanted guests – like weeds – is a good way to prevent potential pest problems. Weeds attract insects, steal resources, and can interrupt root growth of intended plants. Herbicides and chemical warfare is certainly one way of stopping and combating weeds, but may not be the best option when growing produce you intent to ingest. Good old fashion organic weed removal by hand is always the cleanest and safest for your plants and yourself.
Hand removal of weeds can be fun and easy when you have the right tool. Normally, I would tell you to take a cutting and stick it in your EZ-CLONE before terminating a plant's existence...but not this time. Pulling weeds by hand, while effective, is a slow process and can be strenuous on the back. Luckily, I have a perfect tool for the job: a hula or stirrup hoe. This simple utensil is an exceptional time and back saver. Easy to use and highly effective at destroying any unwanted weeds and vegetation, this hoe is well worth a small investment.