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Small Space Gardening
February 11, 2012
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MaryB
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I dont know how round up could do that though, because when people use it, the weeds do come back, so unless they used a truck load of it, I kinda wonder about it keeping away greenery for that long. 

February 11, 2012
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This has thread is off topic.no

February 11, 2012
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February 11, 2012
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In small space gardening there is no need for chemical weed control. As to the lawns concerned I would suspect a persistant pre-emergent weed killer. Those are often used in fields where transplants are used. Pre emergent weed killers kill the seeds as they sprout. Scotts brand Weed and Feed is in that catagory. You clean weed the garden plant and  your flowers or veggies from pots and spread the Scotts product, then no weeds come up. There are also specific grass killers that don't harm broad leaf plants.I know that glyphosate does not inhibit the regrowth of grass. It is specifically called for in rehabilitating an existing lawn. Besides that corn is a grass.

February 12, 2012
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Ross said:

There are also specific grass killers that don't harm broad leaf plants.I know that glyphosate does not inhibit the regrowth of grass. It is specifically called for in rehabilitating an existing lawn. Besides that corn is a grass.

I'm confused as my impression of Roundup was that as a broad spectrum herbicide it is intended for broad leaf weeds plus unwanted grass.  There's certainly enough warnings all over the consumer version.  However, it must hurt corn if a sufficient amount is applied ...  as there is a GMO corn variety that is Roundup-resistant.  DH armed with a Roundup spray is part of the reason (gads, don't ask) why chemical killer for anything is not used in our yard anymore.  Such shortcuts are seldom less costly shortcuts in the long run due to the need to apply again and again and again which harks to more chemical, allegedly inert, accumulating.  Happily DH's being very reasonable with digging some areas to rid the rhizome weeds (they laugh at herbicides!) and laying down layers of cardboard under rock or shredded bark.  And I actually enjoy the whole Zen thing of uprooting pesky weeds in the raised beds (which DH hates!).

March 13, 2012
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My herbs are dying and turning yellow. What should I do? Should I try to save them? They are only 2 inches tall. I don't believe that they are getting enough sunlight. Any suggestions?

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