We have been trying to stay ahead of the weeds this year, as it did not freeze here this year. I had been crawling along ripping them up by hand. That works if you only have a few rows but now we have too many. I had to modernize. I discovered a tool in my barn, its called a hoe, that I had not touched in many years (how long has it been since you hoed a row of beans?). I think ancient man discovered this a long time ago but it works great form me now!