Mulch to Remove O. pes-caprae

Randall P. Linke
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:25:18 PST
The method I used was to cover the ground before they emerged with three
layers of cardboard (old corrugated boxes) then mulched over that.  I left
it for the winter and as none of the tops could get through they died
without setting new bulbs.

On Sun, Jan 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM, Steven <>wrote:

> Hi John, I often use mulch to kill pest weeds, however I have this oxalis
> in my garden by mistake & it thrives where I have mulch up to 6" thick..
> The only way you could eradicate it with mulch is if you continually lift
> the mulch so the oxalis never received any sunlight what so ever... This is
> a very difficult task because it will shoot & ramble quickly through the
> mulch.. If it sees sun you will loose your battle so be vigilant !!!
> You may be better to use a combination of spray & then mulch, but I have
> found it very difficult to control & I started with only 1 plant..
> Steven :  )
> On 13/01/2014, at 8:42 AM, John Wickham <> wrote:
> > I was wondering if anyone has any experience using mulch to remove
> Oxalis pes-caprae.
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