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3973Re: [pfaf] Cow's parsnip

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  • john barratt
    May 5, 2009
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      Hi Gail thank you for your advice now about the flame ,will that
      kill the root or just the leaves , the roots of these plants are
      quite big and go very deep and I can not see a flame on the leaves
      doing much harm to the roots . Have you tried this before ?
      Together as one in the garden John

      On 5/5/09, Infowolf1@... <Infowolf1@...> wrote:
      > There is a small, narrow focus blow torch for jewelers, tiny, well,
      > real small. This could be used directly on the weed, with a fire
      > extinguisher in the other hand in case something went wrong.
      >
      >
      > In a message dated 5/5/2009 2:39:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
      > gardenchick1949@... writes:
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      > You could:
      > 1) mow or cut it down & put black plastic over it for a couple of weeks
      > (hold down edges of plastic with heavy rocks)
      > 2) mow or cut it down & put newspaper or cardboard, then an organic mulch
      > or compost over it.
      > 3) you could pour boiling water over it.
      > 4) you can use a flame. Per hgtv.com "You connect the supplied hose to a
      > standard propane tank, then pass the flame (at a temperature of 2000
      > degrees Fahrenheit) briefly over a weed. Almost immediately the weed will
      > begin
      > to turn dark green and show signs of wilting. Within a day or two, the weed
      > will be gone forever. Of course, you wouldn’t want to use this in the
      > midst of a drought or anywhere near flammable materials, but under safe
      > conditions it can be a real timesaver."
      > Gail
      >
      > --- On Tue, 5/5/09, fastone123 <_jbwoods2@..._
      > (mailto:jbwoods2@...) > wrote:
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      > From: fastone123 <_jbwoods2@..._ (mailto:jbwoods2@...) >
      > Subject: [pfaf] Cow's parsnip
      > To: _pfaf@..._ (mailto:pfaf@yahoogroups.com)
      > Date: Tuesday, May 5, 2009, 1:06 PM
      >
      > Could someone please tell me a way to get rid of this very invasive plant
      > . I made a mistake a few years ago and transplanted a plant in my flower
      > garden and now the sucker is everywhere and I am having trouble killing it
      > ,
      > Is agricultural vinegar considered to be organic ,I am using it and having
      > some success but it is very expensive could some one please help John
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