Round-up & tomatoes question
So, I keep my tomato seedlings on a balcony about 20 feet up...a few of them are showing slight damage from herbicide drift. I don't know if they were on the edge of the balcony because my husband brought them all in when I was out of town and managed to "scramble" them all when he put them back out, but it appears to be herbicide damage. Since the balcony is so high up, and since only a few are damaged, I don't want to ask my next door neighbors because it's not terribly neighborly to be suspicious. So I'll just be picky about which ones I plant out. Any advice on how to know whether they will bounce back? the poor things look like they're made of plastic and someone's melted them... :(
My second issue is that *I* need to do a little discretional round-up spraying before I plant out my tomatoes--this is a new yard to us and our previous owner didn't do any yard work. We have some terribly invasive vines that we have been trying to dig out by hand, but it's not working (trumpet vine, sometimes one per square yard). We need to round up them, we've been told. My "plan" is to bring the tomato babies in the house, spray round up, wait (how long?) and then take the babies out on Mother's Day and plant them (my normal plant out date).
1) how long do I need to keep the tomato babies inside, to worry about evaporating roundup vapors?
2) I don't plan on spraying in my garden, I have been organic so far, but digging isn't working (I'll take other advice for in the garden). If I painted a trumpet vine in the garden, do I need to dig out the dirt and remove it to save the tomatoes from any residue?