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Oct 4, 2015 1:52 PM CST
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Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
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I have a flower bed that is being taken over by Creeping Jenny, which came with the house. I need to thin it out, and the roots are horrible! I'm wanting to know if I have to remove every tiny piece of root, or will it regrow from the smallest of pieces? I'm getting the majority of roots out, but there are very small pieces left that I can't remove. Using a plant killer is out of the question.

I would appreciate any help!
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Oct 4, 2015 2:17 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Is there some reason you can't just live with it? I have it as a ground cover in a fairly large bed and just grab handfuls of it and pull it out to the ground, not trying to dig out the roots. That sets it back until time to weed again. Personally, I find it easier than some of my other weeds, and it gives me pretty yellow flowers and a soft green underlayment to the bed.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Oct 4, 2015 2:27 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
It provides rattlesnake cover, right up against my house. Blinking
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Oct 4, 2015 3:42 PM CST
Name: Deb
Planet Earth (Zone 8b)
Region: Pacific Northwest Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Ideas: Master Level
Ah well. I don't have any icky snakes or spiders so not a problem for me. Good luck, it's pretty tenacious.
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
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Oct 4, 2015 6:15 PM CST
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6b)
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Are all plant killers out of the question , or are natural ones OK?
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Oct 4, 2015 6:18 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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@NJBob - wouldn't a few drops of vinegar do the trick?
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Oct 4, 2015 7:08 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
All plant killers are out of the question. No way to localize the Creeping Jenny, even if I was willing to use it. I'm also going to replant the area right away, with bulbs. I really just need to know if it will grow back from the tiny roots that are left behind. I can get most of the roots, but the very small ones are breaking off.
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Oct 4, 2015 7:11 PM CST
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Name: Bob
Vernon N.J. (Zone 6b)
Aquarium Plants Bookworm Snakes Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Heucheras
Echinacea Hellebores Dog Lover Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Hostas Region: New Jersey
I use 1 gallon white vinegar - 2 cups epson salt - 1/4 cup dawn dish soap.
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Oct 4, 2015 7:17 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Yes, it will grow back from any pieces remaining in the soil.
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Oct 4, 2015 7:27 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
Thanks Arlene! Exactly what I needed to know. Thumbs up
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Oct 4, 2015 7:56 PM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
Plant Identifier Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Celebrating Gardening: 2015
It's not as evil as many other weeds so console yourself with that as you sift the soil to remove the tiny pieces. Keep on top of it next year or you'll face the same battle time and time again.
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Oct 4, 2015 8:22 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
Thumbs up
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Oct 10, 2015 3:10 AM CST
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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I had CJ for years,not as establishes as yours .I dont see much of it since the . Strawberry weed took over.
I didnt have any luck removing it completely.
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Nov 1, 2015 9:37 PM CST
Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
Hello, do you by chance have any left? I would love to get some of yours. I could trade etc.
Thanks so much
Lisa
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Nov 1, 2015 11:22 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
Not sure if any is left. I did my best to remove it, but will have to wait until Spring to see if any of it regrows.
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Nov 2, 2015 9:45 AM CST
Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
Natalie,
Thank you for letting me know. Hopefully you still have some you will need to get rid off in the spring!
Thank You!
Lisa
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Nov 2, 2015 1:00 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Natalie
North Central Idaho (Zone 7a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Dog Lover Daylilies Irises Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Hummingbirder
Frogs and Toads Native Plants and Wildflowers Cottage Gardener Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Region: United States of America Xeriscape
Hopefully I will NOT have any return in the spring! Whistling My goal was to get rid of it!
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Nov 2, 2015 6:56 PM CST
Quartz Hill, CA (Zone 8b)
Oh yes that's right! Of course stupid me lol.
Hope it DOES NOT COME BACK!!
Thank You!
Lisa
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