Just in case you have a plant that needs killing, and want someone to tell you how to do it, I'm your girl. Oh, I'm sure you already have the skills, but maybe you aren't quite sure about the method to use that will put that plant out of its misery in one fell swoop, short of chopping it up in the blender.
I try to stay mostly organic here, except where dandelions are concerned and then, bring on the Weed-B-Gone. That's only in the lawn though. In the gardens, I take my transplanter and dig 'em out. The method I'm about to disclose to you won't work on dandelions, mainly because I've never seen a dandelion for sale in a nursery pot.
I stumbled upon this technique quite by accident. But that's how a lot of great inventions were...uh...invented, isn't it? Penicillin, the Slinky, Post-It Notes... I don't think I'll be famous or make any money with this though. But you never know.
So here's what you do:
- Go to the garden center and purchase a plant in a pot. (Can't kill it if you don't own it.)
- When you bring it home, put it in a sunny window for safekeeping until you can plant it in the garden.
- Ignore it.
- Keep ignoring it until you forget you have it.
- Several weeks later, when you come across a little black pot of something, you're very thankful for the tag in it, because it's unrecognizable to you in its present form.
Now wasn't that easy? And it only cost $2.49 total. Can't beat that with a stick.