Mulch to maintain moisture and keep weeds at bay. If using pine straw, rake it aside prior to tilling.
Develop a year-round attitude. There’s something to do in all four seasons. In late winter, when weather allows, break soil and get rid of weeds. Snow peas and ‘Sugar Snap’ peas can often be planted in late fall or very early spring in the Deep South.
Stay on top of chores. Pull weeds when you see them. Tie up that tomato on your way to the car. It may sound like a lot of work, but the rewards are not only tasty, they’re good for the soul.
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