View Full Version : Is there such a herbacide?

05-08-2008, 11:05 PM
Had a customer ask me today if there is a product that can be used in his vegetable garden, instead of him using a hoe or tiller to remove the weeds.

05-09-2008, 12:27 AM
We use Glyphosate in our competition grade giant pumpkin patch. Just gotta watch for drift.

Trifluralin is also available for consumer vegetable gardens Have him look for Preen for vegetables.

05-09-2008, 01:41 AM
Most selective herbicides kill dicotyledons (while sparing the monocotyledons) - which includes most veggies... But you can spray anything you want if you can avoid the desirable plants.

05-09-2008, 01:59 AM
JUST DONT EAT IT,and youre good.

05-09-2008, 03:11 AM
instead of him using a ho to remove the weeds.

...not a very nice way to talk about the 'old lady' !! :laugh:

(All kidding aside)
A few of the more progressive neighbors around me have had a great deal of luck with their recycled "newspaper gardens".
They till the soil, smooth it out real well, plant seeds in rows and / or plant the plants, then they spead out 3-4 layers of damp newspapers (overlapping each other about 20-30% or so)...and they place the paper in very "strategic" locations, straddling somewhat the open rows of seed / plants.

Then they soak the paper down real good (so it doesn't blow around, obviously) This makes the paper "mold" to the soil.

I really noticed one newspaper garden a block or so away during an especially heavy rain a couple summers ago.
The newspaper it seemed actually helped to "wick in" the water to a degree vs. seeing so much muddy runoff, etc.

And obviously, NO weeds to speak of.