[Homestead] out of the blue
lynnw1366 at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 21 11:12:18 EST 2008
> You mean burdock in general, not a specific plant against which you have a
> grudge, eh? It's an annual. If it even begins to mature seeds, they will
> survive. Like the Terminator, it will be baaaaack!
Don't I know it...I hate many specific burdock plants that I've battled.
I've picked so many burrs out of the dogs' coats. If you miss even one
plant, there are a million next year. It IS deep rooted, which is good for
compost, bad for killing plants...I can chop down the same large plant 3 or
4 times a season.
Some thistles are even worse. I cut them when they are in bud, and come
back a week later to find the dead plant laying on the ground flowering. I
wish the things I plant had that kind of will to survive! My neighbors tell
me that "Old John", who used to own my farm, used to put thistle plants in a
big pile, pour gasoline on them, and set them on fire. I wonder if that
killed them dead enough not to come back?
Tioga Co. PA
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