Joheff said:How do I get rid of or kill invasive Goji berry runners. About 7 years ago, I planted three Goji berry plants in a patio raised bed. The first year they were lovely plants then in two years they were beautiful and very prolific. Eventually they showed up in other raised patio planters that they were not wanted. We dug them out, fought them off and constantly fought them. I had no idea they had runners that can go under patio pavers and cement into other areas. Last year I had the original planter and another planter 4 foot away dug out completely and had the roots treated to kill and left empty. But this spring after a few Northern California Bay Area rains the berries are growing through the empty raised beds and I had them pulled out and dug out below the gopher wire again and now I wonder what can I do next? Can I treat to kill again and with what? Can I line with heavy plastic? I am at a loss and just want my gorgeous and prolific garden back again. Ten years ago I removed the front lawn and had patio pavers and raised redwood garden beds to grow organic and seed saver veggies and flower garden put in. We had a nice fence and iron gate installed to keep the deer out. It was a garden full of life, bees buzzing and small birds as regular guests. I like probiotics so thought how wonderful to grow my own Goji berries which was a big mistake!!! Beautiful plants that would have been wonderful along the back fence of my lower back natural yard, but no where near a planned veggie, fruit and flower garden. Please advise how I can eradicate these Goji berries from my front garden.
Joheff said:Thanks, no, my goji problem is still lurking in my garden. Again the original location and its other new appearances will be cut and dug out again this month, as has been done several times, I will poison. I have never used Round Up because of the bees and other important creatures but I am almost ready to. Once I treat the areas I will leave area empty a while, then line with plastic and cardboard. Place fresh soil in and plant flowers and hope for the best. If I use Round Up, I will be afraid to plant veggies.
Thanks so much.