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steam or hot water to kill garlic mustard?

Posted by beckyed z6MA (My Page) on
Sun, May 18, 08 at 19:31

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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RE: steam or hot water to kill garlic mustard?

I would just pull them.


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RE: steam or hot water to kill garlic mustard?

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


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RE: steam or hot water to kill garlic mustard?

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.


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