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Re: todays issues in the garden......

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] todays issues in the garden......
  • From: "Chapel Ridge Wal Mart National Hearing Center" 4042N15@nationalhearing.com
  • Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2005 16:18:08 -0600
  • References: <1449994.1113779586246.JavaMail.root@Sniper29>

I really don't think that could be Turtlehead.  Got a picture?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donna" <gossiper@sbcglobal.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2005 5:12 PM
Subject: [CHAT] todays issues in the garden......

> As I was cleaning up one of the garden beds today, seen these - what I
> thought were seedlings. Been looking at them for a week trying to decide
> what they were. (remember I normally don't get to my yard at this 'time of
> year', doing other things for the last 7 years.)
> Well decided that some of them had to go as they were in another plants
> area....hum... this seedling is not pulling out very easy.... oops! This
> sucker is traveling around from underground to everywhere! My current
> thought (have had a few with this plant) is it might be Chelone? Does
> turtlehead spread underground with a massive root system/reminds me of a
> small tree root?
> Well what ever it is, it has to go..... so attempted to dig them up but I
> think they won. Going to try earlier in the day and see if I have more
> strength to do this (was tired already when I started this).
> So besides hiring some young strong person to do this.... any ideas? How
> about roundup? Would it make it easier to do this after the plants were
> dead?
> thoughts folks? It appears to go down about 7 inches of solid root
> mass/stems/whatever and it fights being dug up! I was ready to strip it
> the 7 or so inches and just get rid of the whole mess... but it won't even
> let you do a patch at a time!
> Donna
> Who can't wait to get to the other garden with the tansy and white
> that I planned on eradicating!
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