Continue hoeing and earthing up the several crops.
Constant hoeing or harrowing to maintain a natural soil mulch layer of 2 or 3 in.
In southern India and Ceylon clean hand-weeding is the method of cultivation, almost no hoeing being done.
Though it prevents my hoeing them, it is of far more worth than my hoeing.
It is therefore necessary not only to pulverize the soil by repeated ploughings before it be seeded, but, as it becomes gradually more and more compressed afterwards, recourse must be had to tillage while the plants are growing; and this is hoeing, which also destroys the weeds that would deprive the plants of their nourishment.