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Posted by fiddlrs3 NE Illinois (My Page) on
Wed, Apr 24, 13 at 19:50

The neighbors behind me have a serious, unchecked teasel invasion, and they are now taking over my prairie planting. I burned last fall, and this spring, while most plants are still dormant, I went from plant to plant and blowtorched the seedling basal leaves...a week later, they mock me with their radiant, healthy green leaves. HELP!

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RE: teasel

Teasel has a large and deep roots. I know, I have harvested them for herbal purposes and it is a challenge to dig. You will have to deal with the root rather than just the leaves.

The good part, teasel is a biennial. Keep it from going to seed in your area is going to be key to eventually controlling it.


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