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Aug 17, 2016 6:53 PM CST
PA (Zone 6a)
I am in the process of pulling many foxtail weeds from between my daylilies. The seeds on the plant are still green. I would like to leave some of those weeds on the ground between my daylilies to prevent other weeds from sprouting. (I couldn't possibly afford to buy all the mulch I would need in my very large garden, but I don't want to have to weed all over again in another month!) But, will those green seeds ripen, fall off, and give me a zillion foxtails next year? I'm in zone 6, so weeds don't grow all year long in my garden. I sure hope someone knows the answer to this question!! Thanks!!!!
Aug 17, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Yes, they will. If you want the plants you have now but not more then cut the seed heads off.
Aug 17, 2016 8:22 PM CST
Name: Heath
sevierville TN (Zone 7a)
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Have you tried using prem
Aug 18, 2016 1:46 PM CST
Name: Rick R.
Minneapolis, MN, USA zone 4
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The green seeds of the foxtail weed may or may not be viable. Some will certainly already be ripe enough to sprout, depending on the age of the seed. If it were me, I would either not use them as a mulching material at all, or snip off and discard the seed heads first.
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Sep 13, 2016 3:18 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Pull all weeds out. Buy some corn gluten meal from feed store. Apply 20 lbs to 1500 sq feet. Stops weeds .if soil isn't disturbed for about 6 to 8 weeks. It also is a slow release nitrogen. 20 lbs has 2 lbs nitrogen.
Corn gluten is whats in preen.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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