garlic mustard and ? knotweed ? good/bad idea to...
it just seems so overwhelming...
the solomons seal and the jacks - and the sign of better things to come, keeps me going.
I haven't really addressed the ?knotweed (bamboo-ish looking invasive)? yet this season - my focus has been on the garlic mustard. I "went at" quite a bit of what I believe is knotweed last summer. Digging out the roots etc... So I don't have as many thick "strands", more some smaller clumps and "strays".
should I just leave them alone until I can really attack it?
Would snipping cause it to slow down somewhat, or would it encourage growth
(I can't invest any time in root attack right now)?
Is cutting them (not disturbing roots) pointless (or worse, growth-encouraging) w/o some herbicide?
Is is a good idea to "upset" garlic mustard seedlings, and the soil around them?
I've been attacking these things - and focusing on the flowering plants.
When I see a bunch of the rosettes - I either kick at 'em, or claw at them, and I just leave the green behind. The larger plants with flowers get bagged.
Is it better to just leave the seedlings be?
just looking to clarify my plan of attack
thanks for the help