steam or hot water to kill garlic mustard?

beckyed(z6MA)May 18, 2008

Anybody ever hear of anyone using some sort of home-made contraption to generate enough steam or hot water to kill invasives? I am battling a lot of first-year garlic mustard rosettes and hoping to avoid widespread Roundup spraying.

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joepyeweed(5b IL)

I would just pull them.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 9:49AM
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amelanchier(NY)

Boiling water kills everything. I use it as a full-spectrum Roundup alternative on small areas.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 10:48AM
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bob64(6)

I think I've seen devices that use hot water or steam to kill weeds. Never tried it on garlic mustard. The tap root makes it relatively tough for just a little green plant. Let us know if it works.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2008 at 8:35PM
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