Weed quickly and often
For an easy life, find a favourite hoe and use it little and often. If you wait until weeds are big enough to dig out by hand, they will be competing with crops and hosting pests. But hoe between rows, weekly, while weed seedlings are tiny, to remove them before they’ve done any harm. It’s quick and the seedlings shrivel on the spot. Better still, in hot weather, hoe before weeds are visible to create a dusty, dry layer, which prevents seeds from germinating, and trapping moisture beneath it where crops get the benefit.