[gardeners] roundup/roots

Allen and Judy Merten (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 09 Jun 1998 23:04:57 -0500

Hi Cynthia and Penny,
	Roundup is so effective in killing unwanted plants we use it to kill
poison ivy. It takes about six weeks for the poison ivy to die
	The problem you are having with the roots on plants that roundup has
killed is that the roots are usually the strongest part of plants. The
roots are usually the last thing to break down unless affected by
disease. I grew garlic the size of coffee cups this year. When I tried
to pull them up I couldn't even though I have a sandy loam soil. I had
to use a digging fork to loosen the soil so I could remove the bulbs.
					Happy Gardening,
					Bastrop Co.,Tx.