Bindweed Beware!

No Bindweed! Image

This spring I vowed to stop using Roundup and other pesticides in my yard and garden. I thought I knew what I needed in order to begin my newest battle against the onslaught of bindweed, but on a whim I looked up bindweed in the library's database of Gardening, Landscaping & Horticulture Articles and got even more help for my fight!

In seconds, I had 7 articles to read. The first article listed had two pieces of information I wasn't aware of previously that I'm going to add to my strategy: it's more effective to attack the bindweed with a spot treatment in the fall (in my case, with my new product of choice--vinegar), and if you water the weeds first, the plants will be healthier, photosynthesize more and thus more of the vinegar will make it to the root system. My next vow? Use the library's databases more!

Comments

What a fabulous and much needed tip! I did lots of weeding yesterday and I'm giving this a try. Thanks so much Stefanie.

Wow, thank you! I hope this works. It's a huge battle in my yard.

I use white vinegar on the cracks in the sidewalk, too. It works so well!
I love it. I will have to reapply after this big rain, though.

Bindweed is EVIL! Thanks for the vinegar tip and thanks for swearing off the pesticides... the earth and all creatures also thank you.

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