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Mar 29, 2018 7:06 PM CST
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Hello, I made the mistake of leaving the weed killer out too close to my garden. My 5 year old got a hold of it, and sprayed it all over the freshly planted plants. My garden consists of container planted tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries. My question is, do i need to rip them all out and start over, or will the plants recover with time?

Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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Mar 29, 2018 7:19 PM CST
Name: Karen
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What was the weed killer she used?
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Mar 29, 2018 7:22 PM CST
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A generic form of glyphosate, a roundup knock off.
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Mar 29, 2018 7:36 PM CST
Name: Karen
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Most likely the weed killer will work, and you'll need to plant new seeds or new plants. I'm sorry.
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Mar 29, 2018 7:42 PM CST
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Ok, thank you for the reply. I kinda figured they would be unsaveable, but figured I'd ask anyway.
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Mar 30, 2018 7:54 AM CST
Name: Sally
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and if they DON'T die, well, your knock off spray wasn't much of a deal, unfortunately.
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Mar 30, 2018 7:57 AM CST
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I hope it goes without saying that weed killer and other chemicals should always be kept out of the reach of children? Blinking
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Mar 30, 2018 6:04 PM CST
Name: Big Bill
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Man, you have a more serious issue! You have got to be much more careful with the things you leave lying around. I don't mean to jump on you but what if you five year old held it wrong, sprayed and breathed it in!
Just some friendly advice. Assume they will get into it and never put it down. Treat it more like a loaded gun with a hair trigger.
Try spraying weed killers without the kids around. Check with your garden center to see if they have some thing not quite as harsh!
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