Name: Bob Kansas...The Land of Ahhhhhs I'm retired Fishing is my job.
Is that a year old plant? I planted another one this spring but it's still very young. If mine doesn't survive this year I'm giving up. For 4 years now I've tried growing Tiki Torch but none made it past the first year.
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.
Landscape fabric is evil stuff.... cause once you put any mulch on top... that degrades a bit over each season.... The weeds will come regardless... And now you have inorganic plastic to deal with forever in you beds. The only benefit would be that the weeds might be easier to pull up if you you couldn't keep up with them (since their roots wouldn't be able to anchor to the ground).
I use leave mulch/mold... But I get plenty of weeds too. I try to get them before they get a foothold like we all do. The ech beds this year are so grown together though... The weeds don't have a chance.