Ugh, this steamy weather has been relentless. I am barely getting out in the garden. Even in the morning, it has been in the upper 70s with the humidity at 90%. So uncomfortable. So, I'm looking for a way to make my garden a bit lower maintenance since I'm having trouble keeping up with weeding. These plans are slightly for autumn planting and mainly for next year, of course. I'm thinking of mixing in organic plant food, stirring, watering, and then covering over with either cut up black garbage bags, or that fabric cover for gardens, then cutting holes where I decide to plant seeds. What do you all think? Please, help. I feel like I've made no progress in learning how to do organic gardening. I get very little out of my tomato garden each year. No matter if I direct sow or start my seeds indoors, the seedlings never grow past 2 inches tall for the first month. I don't know why they stunt like that. Then, when they finally do grow, it is late in the season and I end up getting only a few good tomatoes from my plants and throwing out a bunch of little green marbles in October. Is it me? Is it my soil? I've started raised beds and filled halfway with my dirt and then stirred in compost and peat. I am still having the same problem, even though the soil is totally amended. This happens in both gardens, the one on the northeast side that gets almost a full day of full sun, and the garden on the south side of the house that gets about half the day of full sun. But the weeds sure do love what I've done with the soil. I don't know if this is a clue, but my squash does very well, as do my radishes, carrots and onion grass. I have lots of chickweed, broadleaf plantain, wild violets, creeping charlie and what ever this is: (this is the stuff I REALLY need to get rid of but it is almost impossible.) These weeds and vines all do very well in my garden. I hope those are clues you may find helpful to advise me on what is wrong with my garden. Fighting these vines (and the creeping charlie) are a never-ending, losing battle. (I don't mind the creeping charlie so much because the bumble bees love them.) Any and all advice is appreciated!!!