Re: [tomato] Re: BINDWEED isn't garden variety Morning Glory! was RE:

Edmund C. Flynn (
Sun, 27 Jun 1999 21:26:53 -0400

Tantrika wrote:

> ya I just read that.  If that is what pam has (and I hope the websites were
> helpful that way) she's gonna have to go after it with a a real mean
> attitude. <g>
> At 08:04 PM 6/27/99 -0400, you wrote:
> >Tantrika wrote:
> >I think picking the blossoms sounds like a good idea.
> >
> >-------
> >"Garden variety" morning glories (an annual) and bindweed (a perennial) are
> >related but very different when it comes to "pest quotient". Bindweed is a
> >*serious* problem. Since bindweed spreads by roots, as well as by seed,
> >picking the blossoms to prevent seed formation is not going to take care of
> >the problem.

When I have a weed problem that requires a selective kill I put on a pair of
rubber gloves. Over that glove on one hand I wear a cotton work glove that has
all of the fingers removed except the thumb and forfinger. I carry a small
bucket of round up and use the cotton gloved hand as an applicator. I can kill
what I want and spare the rest this way.

Good luck.  Ed Flynn Md zone 6/7

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