oxalis pes caprae control

Rodger Whitlock totototo@telus.net
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 19:05:55 PST
On 15 Feb 2012, at 8:50, Chad Schroter wrote:

> I thought I had eliminated [Oxlis pes-caprae] from a bed where I layered
> newspaper and mulch, but they 'returned' after a couple of years... In
> another area I have had excellent results by weeding every scrap I can find
> once each month during a single season.  I believe the first weeding takes
> care of most of the original bulbs strength, the second takes care of the
> rest, and by the third/fourth weeding there is nothing left to generate bulbs
> for the next season. This is only really practical where the ground is mostly
> clear of plants unfortunately...

Pay close attention to Chad's last sentence, everyone. It's worth emphasizing 
that that is the only way to get rid of some weeds is to clear the ground of 
all else, then dig, dig, dig by hand.

Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty - liberty from some weeds, at least.

Nobody ever said that gardening is always easy. It's not always a matter of 
tiptoeing through the tulips!

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Z. 7-8, cool Mediterranean climate

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