Beekeeping forum: Weed Control?

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
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freedombel
Jan 28, 2015 6:42 PM CST
Did you know that cornmeal is birth control for seeds? Sprinkle it on your garden and it will keep weed seeds from germinating and growing into plants. Of course, cornmeal will keep any seed from germinating, so don’t try this on your vegetable garden until your plants are established and you’ve finished planting seeds.Source: I found this on the internet and
thought it was interesting.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Jan 28, 2015 6:57 PM CST
Whoops, wrong forum for this, sorry!
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Jan 29, 2015 8:10 PM CST

Moderator

Welcome to the beekeeping forum Linda

That's OK posting that here. Bee keepers have weeds to deal with around their hives.


If anyone has tried this I'm I'm all ears!
To hear if it actually works
Name: Terri
virginia (Zone 7a)
Beekeeper Region: Virginia Dragonflies
dragonfly53
Mar 4, 2015 7:07 AM CST
Corn gluten meal will control some weeds by limiting their root growth. It mostly works on crabgrass, purslane, lambsquarters, bentgrass and a few others.

Its not the same as corn meal though, CGM is a by product of the corm kernel milling process for corn starch and corn syrup. Its also used in animal feeds. It makes a good fertilizer too, because it's about 10%nitrogen.

Corn meal is just the whole ground up corn kernel. It probably could smother some weeds if applied heavily enough but it will also start to smell as it ferments in your garden. And technically its not organic because most corn is GMO
Life is a rush into the unknown. You can duck down and hope nothing hits you, or you can stand tall, show it your teeth and say "Dish it up, Baby, and don't skimp on the jalapeños."
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Garden Ideas: Level 1
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freedombel
Mar 6, 2015 7:15 PM CST
Dragonfly53, thanks for the info about this topic, I appreciate it.
You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because they have roses!
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
I'm A Charley's Girl For Sure
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Beekeeper
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Mindy03
Mar 6, 2015 7:19 PM CST

Moderator

Thank you Terri for sharing that information.
springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
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Frillylily
Mar 6, 2015 8:45 PM CST
I would imagine that spreading corn meal over the area even a light layer would attract deer. The deer around here love corn!
Does the corn gluten product have a scent to it that would attract critters? I have never used it before myself and have always used Preen. Preen does work, I notice if I wait too long to put it out. But I wonder how safe it is to use around my frogs and birds and what it does to earthworms.

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