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Re: How many ways can you kill a hosta?


   Have you thought about letting landscapers in your area know of your
peril, I'm sure at least one would send over the manpower to remove your
hosta so they can sell them at no cost to them.  Or simply a sign out front
free hosta yours for the digging.

Paula (hostalady)

At 08:13 AM 04/04/2000 -0400, you wrote:
>Here is a different subject matter!  I have a stituation in  production
>field.  There are excess hosta that are 4 years old.  I need to plant our
>next crops of hosta and daylilies into this area.  Normally I would fumigate
>with methyl bromide and they would be gone.  With methyl bromide being
>phased out by the international community I need to find a way to kill hosta
>so I can plant more.  (Ironic!!).  From my experience hosta can be difficult
>to kill.  Roundup seems to only make them sick.  Disking or plowing seems to
>spread them out but not kill them.  Digging them all out is a lot of work
>and then the clumps need to be "disposed".  I have carryover concerns with
>the use of certain "kill all" herbicides. Does any body know the most
>efficient way to kill a hosta.
>Best Regards,
>Holland, MI
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