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Post  Bart on 4/20/2015, 5:52 pm

Hello,

Will turning over the MM, hand tilling, get rid of the Spurge? Hundreds of little plants, too many to hand remove. s

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Post  FRED58 on 4/20/2015, 8:07 pm

I bought a long handled propane torch a few years ago that works like a charm on weed seedlings. And, its more environmentally friendly than Roundup.



it doesn't work as well on mature weeds, but it is great on small ones.
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Post  mollyhespra on 4/21/2015, 9:13 am

Hi, Bart & welcome to the forum!

I've got big spurge issues in my garden. I posted a story a few years ago about my battle with the spurge that you might want to read. In the meantime, I would recommend hand-pulling or that torch Fred58 posted about. I would not recommend tilling or any method that could potentially cut the roots into smaller pieces because you could then end up with each piece of root becoming its own plant. I'd rather spend the time to pull out a hundred spurges (been there, done that) than a thousand.

HTH & good luck!

P.S. What kind of spurge do you have? There are many varieties. I have one of the bad ones.
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/22/2015, 6:10 am

@FRED58 wrote:I bought a long handled propane torch a few years ago that works like a charm on weed seedlings. And, its more environmentally friendly than Roundup.



it doesn't work as well on mature weeds, but it is great on small ones.
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Post  FRED58 on 4/22/2015, 6:17 am

I got mine at a local hardware store for $10 less than Lee Valley.

Lee Valley does indeed have a US online presence. But, be warned: LEE VALLEY IS ADDICTIVE FOR GARDENERS AND WOODWORKERS! Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on 4/22/2015, 11:59 am

Maybe if I get hubby one of these he won't use the roundup on the weeds in cement cracks. rofl  Slowly but surely, I am converting him.

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