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Old 06-12-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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Hey all,
I have this crazy bamboo like stuff growing around my garden and shop. I can cut it down and within a week it's 2 ft. tall again. It has a hollow stem and has a lot of water inside of it. I have pulled some from the garden and have pulled it out of the soil a foot. Never finding any roots.
Roundup doesn't really phase it. Kinda turns it brown for awhile and pow right back it comes. You can see in the pics that I cut it all down where you see the dirt and I mow it now with the tractor. I want to seed this area but I can't let it go long enough to get grass to germinate.HELP
The growth you see in the picture is 1 week. I'm not kidding.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have the same stuff here, other side of the neighbors fence
I've dug down in most areas & buried cement patio block sideways to keep it out
What does grow thru I pull out
Tough to kill, roots break off
Since it grows into my garden I only pull it out
1st few years it was quite a bit
But as my garden has grown in there is less & less & smaller shoots
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Old 06-13-2010, 12:18 AM   #3
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Bushman, try posting the pics on plantswap. Someone there might recognize the plant.

http://www.plantswap.net

When you find out, please let us know. I don't have any of it, but I'd like to find out what it is.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:29 AM   #4
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I believe that is Bittersweet Nightshade
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Chris,
I checked that out and that's not it. This has white flowers and loads of them, very small, but the bees go nits over them. No berries either. Thanks anyways. I will try and research it a bit later when I have more time. Thanks again-Jeff
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I was going to guess nightshade but apparently not. As for Roundup not working, try cutting it down with loppers, whatever and immediately painting the cut end of the stub with full-strength Roundup.
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Found what I have - same thing ?

Japanese Knotweed

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yep that's it. Now I just need to figure out how to kill it. I have rototilled the area and that didn't help. I just keep mowing it down and weed whipping it around the buildings. I was hoping it would just give up eventually. We'll see. Thanks everyone for your help.
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Here is a good article on this stuff. They call it the godzilla of plants. Brought from Japan in the 1900's as an ornamental. Go figure.
http://landscaping.about.com/cs/weed...a/knotweed.htm

Now I know why the roundup wasn't that effective. bad timing.
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Great article Bushman. Thanks for the link!

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