Okay, a bit far fetched? Not so. German researchers discovered that turning your soil during in the dark hours can help cut down on the growth of weeds.
If you are a night owl, the garden may be the best place for you. Pun intended. The thinking is that exposure to light triggers germination in weed seeds. If you turn your soil in the dark, they don't get the necessary flash of light, which can inhibit weed development by as much as 78%. Well that's something we could all benefit from - fewer weeds.
If you don't believe me, just check with the Old Farmer's Almanac website.
Convinced now? Okay, I'll meet you out back tonight at midnight and we can get started.
Not a night person? Then use these warm spring days to get a jump on weeds that are already up and growing. Every weed eliminated now will save you pulling up a dozen later. They don't put up as much of a fight now either.