Posted: 08/10/2014 at 14:02
1. Constant repetition, like dusting. Getting bindweed out from plants I wish to keep.
2. Depends on the weed - annuals are easy to hoe but others like nettles have long, running roots close to the surface and thistles, docks and dandelions have deep tap roots which need to e completely removed or they come back as root cuttings.
3. Normal hoes are fine for small annual weeds but big weeds need something to hoik them out without disrupting treasures.
4. See 3.