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Spraying 2 4 D prior to planting garden

Posted by special_ed_gardener Ky (My Page) on
Fri, May 28, 10 at 21:48

Hi, Does anyone know how long one should wait before planting a garden after spraying with 2 4 D or is it even biodegradable?

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RE: Spraying 2 4 D prior to planting garden

2,4-D has a relatively short half-life and is rather immobile in the soil.

There are some statistics at the link above.

Are you sure your are dealing with 2,4-D? I some sod that will only grow grass and hollyhocks after six years.

RE: Spraying 2 4 D prior to planting garden


don't know what you're trying to kill, but I've had good luck with pickling strength (9% or 10%) vinegar.

Here is a link that might be useful: toxicity of 2,4-D

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