How Do I Kill Ranunculus ficaria

Kelly O'Neill
Wed, 28 Apr 2010 01:45:48 PDT
In case this was not clear, I think HAND dish-washing soap is 
the kind to use. Not the "dishwasher soap" (for use in 
machines). This may just be a cultural terminology difference 
rather than a misunderstanding.

> I don't think that dishwasher detergent would make a great deal of 
> difference, but try it--it makes sense. Adam
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Judy Glattstein" <>
> To: <>
> 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....

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