The bindweed plant always caused a lot of problems to any summer resident. This weed has a very strong root system, from which new shoots sprout. Sometimes even very deep digging or weeding is ineffective, because new weeds grow from chopped roots. Many gardeners are interested in how to permanently get rid of bindweed so that it does not interfere with cultivated plants.
Chemistry is very effective in controlling bindweed. It’s enough to simply pour water on the soil where the weed grows. However, there is a significant minus.
When using chemicals, plant roots are not always exposed and continue to grow.
To infect the weed, you will have to water the entire soil with poison. This negatively affects the fertility of the land and can lead to negative consequences in the future (crop failure, the penetration of poisons into fruitful plants, and in the case of potato planting, poisoning young tubers).
Loach is a root shoot plant, i.e. its strength lies in the root system underground.
Therefore, processing only the green, outer part of the weed will not lead to the desired result. The pest will still grow with renewed vigor.
This weed cannot be completely removed using manual weeding. Still small pieces of roots remain in the ground, which give new growth to the plant. Manual weeding will bring the desired result only on small plots of land. Moreover, not only the root is pulled out of the ground, but also carefully digged and sifted all the soil around the weed.
The plant by this method is not cleaned the first time, the procedure will need to be repeated several times.
How to weave
As already mentioned, the entire viability of the bindweed lies in its powerful root system. The underground part nourishes the sprouts before the onset of photosynthesis. After it, the green part of the weed feeds the root.
There is 1 proven method of weeding, with which you can deplete the root as much as possible and deprive it of viable forces.
The method is very laborious and takes a lot of time, but it is thanks to it that you can get rid of the loach on your site.
Weeding is necessary as follows:
- All sprouts are first removed until leaves appear. At this time, the root system spends a lot of energy on the nutrition of the sprout, and if it is removed before the foliage appears, the root will not receive back-feeding.
- After removing the first sprout, the root system releases a new one, which is removed in the same way as the first. The root system again consumes a lot of strength and does not receive returns.
- Finally, the third sprout is removed. This time, the root does not have the strength to release a new shoot, and he dies.
It must be remembered that you may have to remove more than 3 shoots (in the case of a highly developed root system). The main thing is to carefully monitor this plot of land and remove sprouts of loach in time.
In order for this method to help, you should adhere to the following recommendations:
- It is necessary to remove the sprouts in a timely manner, preventing the appearance of foliage. Otherwise, the root will gain strength in the process of photosynthesis, and the weeding will be endless.
- Sprouts of loach break down exclusively at the root. It is better to try not to touch the rhizome itself, since a new shoot of the root may appear from the open wound and go underground. Therefore, only the green part is removed.
- After the last sprout has been picked, the next season you need to carefully monitor the weeded area on which the bindweed grew. There is a high probability of the emergence of new weeds, however, already with not so powerful roots.
- For a more effective result, it would be better to dig a selected plot of land and carefully sift it, choosing the dead roots of the bindweed.
Thanks to the method described above, bindweed can be eliminated quickly and effectively. Moreover, it is possible to maintain soil fertility without resorting to the use of harmful chemicals.