How do I kill a vining weed?
I have a really invasive viney weed. It grows very fast and I cannot seem to kill it. Later in the summer it grows what look like pods that have a fuzzy inside. I have no idea what it is or how to kill it. Any suggestions? I have a photo of it if needed.
Submitted by krush5

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. It sounds like milkweed vine, a quick growing plant with an extensive root system. If frequent hand-pulling doesn't work (you can eventually exhaust the vine by pulling it out, then watching for regrowth and pulling that as soon as you see it), you may want to consider an herbicide such as Roundup which goes on the plant's foliage and is absorbed into the root system. One way to apply a spray without getting it all over your other plants is to paint it on using a paintbrush dipped in the product.

 

If you'd prefer not to use synthetic chemicals, you might look around your area and see if you can find organic herbicides; there are getting to be more and more on the market.

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com

Answered by CostaFarms