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Anyone tried Tagetes minuta (Peruvian mint aka Mexican Marigold) to eradicate bindweed?

HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 327
Read it's roots eliminate bindweed among other perennial weeds and immediately ordered 1500 seeds. It can grow as tall as 6' but would be an annual in my zone.

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,668
    Tried it years ago. The bindweed choked it out!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160
    if it were that easy bindweed would have become extinct by now
  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 327
    @nutcutlet It did seem like a bit of a miracle cure. Worth trying for a season though.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 26,219
    Anything that can eliminate bindweed in our garden is probably an even worse problem waiting to happen.   We'll just carry on hoeing and forking as we find it.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,331
    It works on ground elder, but I have found the only thing that works on bindweed is glyphosate.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,062
    by what method is it supposed to work?
    Devon.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,331
    It secretes a chemical  something out of the roots that the ground elder doesn't like. (allelopathy)
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,677
    But what else doesn't like it?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,062
    It secretes a chemical  something out of the roots that the ground elder doesn't like. (allelopathy)
    Fancy!!!! We live and learn eh?
    Devon.
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,668
    It did not work on ground elder either when we tried.
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