Blogs come and blogs go. It’s a great pity that so many good ones fall by the wayside. And before you put out the flags at the thought of no more Weeding the Web, I’m actually talking about DIY Gardening, which ran out of steam in August 2008. Which is a shame as it’s easy reading, with a few nuggets of useful information.
The post on vegetable yields made me gasp. Startling figures taken from the Washington/Oregon Master Gardeners’ Handbook show the results for two identically sized plots, one unweeded, one weeded. The first produced 27.9lbs of carrots and the second (wait for it) 503.3lbs of carrots. Onions showed a similar disparity in yield, the least effect being seen on cabbages, but even they produced 81% more when weeded.
Do go and see harvest figures for other vegetables. You’ll be reaching for the hoe in no time!