How Do I Kill Ranunculus ficaria

Adam Fikso
Sat, 17 Apr 2010 11:29:30 PDT
I don't think that dishwasher detergent would make a great deal of 
difference, but try it--it makes sense. Adam

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From: "Judy Glattstein" <>
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Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2010 1:13 PM
Subject: [pbs] How Do I Kill Ranunculus ficaria

> To all who responded, thanks for the suggestions. I will try a
> surfactant and / or ammonia next year. Question - would sudsy ammonia
> have the benefit of both ammonia and a surfactant all in one?
> I have - for other plants - mixed up wheat based wallpaper paste using a
> solution of Roundup as the liquid in place of water. When brushed onto
> leaves it sticks around much longer than merely spraying liquid Roundup.
> Didn't think of it this time, probably because of the zillions of
> Ranunculus ficaria leaves.
> Rodger, I have been digging out plants complete with tubers. My problem
> is what do I then do with them? Cannot throw in compost heap, not
> allowed to send to landfill, hesitant to feed to neighbor's sheep
> (issues of possible poisonous effect and also what if the sheep don't
> eat all the tubers.) The ranunculus are not dieing quickly enough, in
> fact not at all, inside the heavy duty black garbage bin liner. Would a
> clear plastic bag heat any better>
> Ah, the plants we love to hate.
> Judy in drizzle-y New Jersey, where the Darwin / Triumph hybrid tulips
> are in full bloom and passing by
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