Bindweed! Can it be battled organically?
Hi everyone, I have just noticed a few shoots of bindweed appearing on my allotment and I obviously want to get rid of them immediately. I took on the plot in Feb 2013 and so far I've managed to do everything organically. I'd prefer to maintain my organic approach but I'm all too familiar with the destructive nature of this tenacious weed so I'm considering using some form of weed killer just where the bindweed appears.
Does anyone know an effective organic approach to this problem? Digging it up isn't really an option as it has infiltrated grass paths and other areas that would require major excavation!
If I'm forced to take the chemical approach, which type will be most effective while having the lowest environmental impact?
Any ideas, help or suggestions most gratefully received