Hope springs eternal. Nothing wrong with round-up if you can stay three or four feet away from the plants. I find that a scuffle hoe works well in the garden. I had planned to put down some weed block fabric and cut it away as the plant grew. That never happend. lol So, I have a huge Sam's club roll of weed block for next year.It’s been a tough start to my year. My patch is overrun by weeds, and when checking my patch two days ago, I noticed that something (probably a rabbit) got into it and destroyed about a third of my plants. I’ll try and replant some seeds this week, but it may be too late.