ATP Podcast #54: Weeds? Weeds!: Artemisia, wild sage

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ATP Podcast #54: Weeds? Weeds!

By dave
April 29, 2014

In today's podcast we talk about weeds. What to do about weeds? Is there such a thing as a good weed? What weeds can be tolerated, and even used to your benefit? And for the rest, how do you get rid of them? We cover all that, plus the usual segments, along with a bonus pinboard of bad ideas, in today's episode!

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Name: Reid
North Branch, MN (Zone 4b)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Apr 30, 2014 9:31 AM CST
I planted about 5 individual plants of this and now I have about 200! I didn't realize it has extensive runners when I planted it. It is taking over in my native/prairie garden. Does anyone else struggle with this? How have you dealt with it?

Charter ATP Member
May 2, 2014 8:57 AM CST
Anderwood. I don't have experience with this particular plant, but I have found there are essentially 2 ways to deal with runners. 1. cardboard and/or black plastic. cover with mulch if you can't stand the look. 2. (for the big runners, like trumpet vine or Asian wisteria). Cut off at the base, and paint the stump -- around the cambium layer just inside of the bark with systemic herbicide such as glyphosate.

Most runners will only surface again, if you try to pull them or cultivate them if any plant parts are left below the surface. A third method would be solarazation with clear plastic, but Ive never been able to get that technique to work for me.
Name: Linda
southern Minn. (Zone 4b)
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Garden Ideas: Level 1
May 3, 2014 7:20 AM CST
I listened for 17 minutes and no mention yet of weeds! So I'm out the door to start pulling weeds...
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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May 3, 2014 12:09 PM CST Admin

Our podcasts always start with at least 20 minutes of chat before we get into the main topic.

Charter ATP Member
May 5, 2014 7:49 AM CST
Its easy to scan through the sound bar to see what is of interest to you. I am a scanner!

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