White Vinegar Weed Killer - The Organic Way - This works like crazy! But, I've read not to use it around things that you want to grow! Plus, I'm not throwing the weeds into my compost, because I'm afraid it might jack up the whole process.
Self watering hanging basket. The link shows putting a small pot in center and filling with water but I like the water bottle idea shown in illustration.remember to line bottom with plastic bag (between the soil and fiber or moss) - Gardening For Life