weed problems

David Ehrlich idavide@sbcglobal.net
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 18:39:38 PDT
Dear members,
It was interesting reading the discussion about Roundup last week.  I have a similar problem: pernicious weeds.  I live in a townhouse alongside some birch trees.  As you may know, a single birch produces millions of seed each season – every one viable!  Birch seed seeps in through the tiniest cracks; it gets into everything: bedding, rugs, toweling, pet’s hair; it forms windrows in the driveway.  My pots get covered with a “mulch” of viable birch seed.  The second most pernicious weed is Stellaria media.  I’m always amazed at how much of the stuff I have to pull out of every pot.  Then there are the grasses and mustards ….  So you can see, I’d be very interested in finding a commercially available chemical or hormone that would prevent seeds from germinating but which wouldn’t affect the growth of bulbs, whether they be dormant, awakening, or in full leaf/bloom.
Thank you,
David Ehrlich

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