[Market-farming] Quack grass

Pat Meadows pat at meadows.pair.com
Fri Feb 20 15:40:45 EST 2009

On Thu, 19 Feb 2009 17:27:01 -0700, you wrote:

>This reminds me of a tale Charles Walters told about an ag teacher telling
>his class how to control nasty grasses - cover with plastic to heat kill the
>tops, then till the soil, remove every tiny piece of root, let the roots
>dry, then burn them and then BE VERY CAREFUL HOW YOU DISPOSE OF THE ASHES!

This is exactly right.  Thanks!  :)

And when your garden is surrounded - on all sides - by grass (which is
really mostly witchgrass) - it's very difficult to keep it from coming
back.  You know, the stuff has roots that go many yards under the
ground.... plus it makes seeds and they blow around.  

In Pennsylvania's Northern Tier, northeastern USA.
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