Raised bed garden
Hi, I recently built a wooden rectangular raised bed garden and I wanted to plant vegetables in them. However, the entire garden is covered in crab grass and it is too difficult to remove them. Will the crab grass grow through the new soil that I've placed in the raised bed and kill my vegetables?
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Crabgrass is an annual grass that germinates from seed each year. If you have covered it up with several inches of new soil, it likely won't push up through the soil this season, but the seeds will be there, and likely will sprout next year. If the grass is something other than crabgrass (for example, quackgrass, which is a spreading perennial grass), it could grow up through the soil. For something like quackgrass, you'll need to kill it with glyphosate (round-up) or smother it with black plastic.

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