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How do you kill RHUBARB
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Christina    Posted 06-23-2003 at 10:35:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Was a post last year, and it did not look like there was a resolution.
I got an entire yard full of the stuff, and 2 young children. I'd love for them to play back there. How do I get rid of it?
It does not look like the traditional Rhubarb you see, could it be a weed? I've tried weed killers, to no avail.
I'm not making any Rhubarb pie.

Ludwig    Posted 06-23-2003 at 19:25:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since its burdock, mow right to the ground and overseed with grass. Then continue to mow frequently, the grass with crowd out burdock.

Or tell your kids that digging it will turn them into space aliens...

Sid    Posted 06-23-2003 at 15:47:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
In my opinion the best way to get rid of rhubarb is in pies and cakes. The cheapest way I have found to get rid of weeds is chop them with a hoe then put a small handful of stock salt on the stump. This works on every kind of weed I have tried it on, is cheap about two bucks for a fifty pound bag of stock salt and some time and labor. It may not be practical if the stuff is very thick and a large area. Mowing takes care of most of my weed problems. I am not necessarily against spraying but I am anti spending money if ther is another way to do it.

Salmoneye    Posted 06-23-2003 at 11:46:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
It aint rhubarb...

It is Burdock...

Kill it all...Roundup will do it...

Christina    Posted 06-23-2003 at 11:49:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I thought maybe it was Burdock, but it doesn't get Burrs.
We've tried Round Up, it didn't work.
Wish it did.
Could I be doing it wrong???

Jimbob    Posted 06-23-2003 at 16:07:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not sure where you live nor familar with the plant you have. If you have a frost period then roto-till it now & everytime it comes up this summer. The frost issue is in the spring. Roto-till it three times in early spring with a hard frost at night. We have about a weed free garden all summer with this method.

Salmoneye    Posted 06-23-2003 at 12:06:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't buy the premixed stuff in the squirt bottle...There is a quart bottle of the industrial stuff that will do it...You need to mix it with water and put it in a pump-up sprayer...

Mow it first and then spray...It will kill it...

Christina    Posted 06-23-2003 at 12:18:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'll give it a try. Thanks.
Hopefully I can find the industrial stuff, I've only eber seen the Squirt Bottle.
I'm gonna kill it, if it's the last thing I do. LOL

Thanks again.

Salmoneye    Posted 06-23-2003 at 12:37:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Prepare for 'sticker shock' when you find it...It aint cheap...But a quart makes 40 gallons...

I have seen it at WalMart and Home Depot here...

It is the 'brush killer' labeled quart...

christina    Posted 06-23-2003 at 13:07:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You talkin about
Ortho 1 Qt. Brushbgon Poison Ivy, Oak, Brush Killer Concentrate?

Salmoneye    Posted 06-23-2003 at 13:34:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
That'll do too, but the one I was talking about is the stuff at the link below...

And no...I don't have stock in Roundup...Just have had good success with it...

Christina    Posted 06-25-2003 at 05:19:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
I sprayed it yesterday, so only time will tell. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
There was a post to use stock salt, and I may try next if this doesn't work. It was a thought I had originally, figuring the salt would take out all the moisture, it's non-toxic, and cheap.
I also may get me an old piece of tarp, and cover it.
Hopefully the RoundUp works. You are right about sticker shock, stuff is $35.

Thanks again

Christina    Posted 06-23-2003 at 13:36:07       [Reply]  [Send Email]
That was my next guess.

Thanks so very much.

christina    Posted 06-23-2003 at 12:42:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You are a doll

bob    Posted 06-23-2003 at 10:54:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
spray should do fine I did some at my sons and its all gone

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