[permaculture] crabgrass eradication

Golden Love goldenlove at cruzio.com
Sun Jun 24 18:46:53 EDT 2007

Hi Dieter,

What you described is Bermuda Grass.


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[mailto:permaculture-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Dieter Brand
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2007 1:16 AM
To: permaculture
Subject: Re: [permaculture] crabgrass eradication

  I wasn't sure about the correct English denomination. It is Quecken in 
  German. I think we probably have all three: crabgrass, Bermuda grass
  and Kikuyu grass. The one that has spread most, which I called 
  crabgrass (but may be Bermuda grass), has extensive whitish rhizomes
  underground which will turn brown and woody when old, runners on the 
  surface, green blades with a bluish taint and, if I have observed 
  correctly, tiny black seeds. I forgot, the rhizomes have nodes; if one
  of these nodes stays in the soil, a new bundle of grass will grow
  from it.
  Dieter Brand


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