How long to drown weeds roots?

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fatbelly

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How long to drown weeds roots?
« on: July 09, 2007, 12:53 »
Hi
I am bit by bit digging all my plot and taking weed roots out by hand.
I now have a large bucket full of Mares tail, Couch and Dock root.
I want to drown the blighters before I compost them.
But how long do they need to be submerged to totally kill them.
Thanks
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How long to drown weeds roots?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2007, 14:44 »
I've never heard of drowning them! these type of weeds I just burn, I'll be interested in any other responses to this thread,
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How long to drown weeds roots?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2007, 21:51 »
I dont see why you couldnt try. The resulting soup could be a liquid feed, though marestail can be used as an insecticide (?) I think. Double wammy!!

I'd be tempted to cut stuff up small though to speed up the process, and try it. It might well take a couple of months to be unviable in the compost heap.

Good luck....let us know how you get on. I would be VERY interested in the outcome  :D
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Re: How long to drown weeds roots?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2007, 22:25 »
Quote from: "fatbelly"
Hi
I am bit by bit digging all my plot and taking weed roots out by hand.
I now have a large bucket full of Mares tail, Couch and Dock root.
I want to drown the blighters before I compost them.
But how long do they need to be submerged to totally kill them.
Thanks



Hi there, I am an absolute beginner but the thought of doing anything other than nuking mares tail is unlikely to even give it a headache! It may look small and weedy(!) but don't be deceived! Inside lurks a monster of mammoth proportions! Let me know how you get on.
I know less today than I did yesterday, and I knew nothing then!



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