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Dealing with bindweed, the long haul and mulch reduces the work

Dealing with bindweed, the long haul and mulch reduces the work


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  1. bindweed is overtaking the corner of our field at my grandparents got to stop it seeding near the allotment

  2. Thank you for this video! I discovered this weed for the first time last year and it is so frustrating. We will keep at it and hopefully one day see less and less.

  3. You especially need to weed it at the end of summer where the root has all its energy in the green shoots. Leave it until winter and it will take that energy back into the root to come back again next spring. If you really want to tire it out, do it during the growing season!

  4. I guess even no dig needs some digging then.

  5. Thank you again. It was on the tip if my… finger to ask if you put those weeds in the compost and then you gave us the last scene👍. However your compost reaches 60°C and I can't get mine above about 30-35°

  6. Nasturtiums apparently produce a chemical which suppresses bindweed. I can’t find much research on it, but on the other hand I’ve never seen bindweed climb up a nasturtium 🙂 Give it a try and let me know if you see a benefit.

  7. I find that thistle rather like dandelion doesn't have that kind of root system but dealing with bindweed and couch grass is a very different matter. It is these weeds with underground runner like roots which are often brittle are as the name says a real bind to get rid of.

  8. Hi Charles Sir, Greetings from India!! Your garden along with the lawn looks so wonderful. What type of grass variety is that?? Your Videos are so educative for us beginners 🙂 Cheers, Shalbin

  9. what is best way to deal with grass that spreads by sending out shoots on top of groundcover. it's absolutely diabolical! HELP!

  10. you need a back hoe to dig up bind weed its a real problem.

  11. I think I may have answered my own question with this video. Great stuff. Can honestly say I'm now looking forward to bindweed growing season so I can see this working in practice!

  12. Surprised you threw it in the compost. I expected the trash would be a better option for it.

  13. Cześć Charles fajny kanał ,jestem twoim widzem :-))

  14. In the US we called that morning glory and it is invasive. It's related to sweet potato vine. In Southern California, it is constant. I find it gets away from me and chokes around my tomatoes.

  15. Nice video as always, but any advices for bindweed from neighbours garden please? My neighbour is too old to take care of her garden, and she doesn't mind the bindweed, but I do honestly. So any chance I can deal with it without disturbing my neighbours please

  16. Thank You for this video and yes you have encouraged me. I have been working now for 5 years to rid myself of bindweed… I'm gonna do it this year I think…

  17. Years ago, Rutgers University found that removing top growth of weeds every 15 days will exhaust the root1s stored energy and it will die back.

  18. At the moment I'm fighting this fight too. I take out all the small plants that I see and in a few days it looks like I never did any weeding. So I'll just keep taking it out.

  19. Hello Charles. What sort of depth of mulch was added to the example bed in years 1, 2 and 3, which is now bindweed free? Many thanks

  20. Thanks Charles. I did find this very encouraging but almost a year on I'm still struggling with bindweed on my allotment plot. Everything else is great with no dig. At the moment I just don't have time to use a trowel across the whole thing and have resorted to regular hoeing. One of the allotment regulars said to me that the roots of bindweed can go 25ft so using a trowel at our allotments may be a loosing battle. Would regular hoeing work but perhaps be less effective or take longer? I have neighbouring plots with quite a bit of bindweed so am worried the parent roots will mean no matter how much weeding with the trowel I do I may never get on top of it.

  21. Thanks so much for an honest, no chemical, realistic methods to thwart the very problematic pesky weed that tries to kill everything that I love growing and eating.

  22. Bindweed is awful, but horsetail is even worse. Is there anything differently you'd do to deal with horsetail?

  23. Great video, how would you attack mares tail please..

  24. ok, so dense cardboard and weeding… nice. although sounds too good. i reckon no dig, requires some digging at first.. hehe.

  25. I would not throw those in the compost bin.

  26. Do you have Clematis vitalba L in the garden? How to get rid of it without chemicals?

  27. If only it was a fruiting plant that was completely eddible

  28. I whole-heartedly concur. I've cleared areas of bind weed in a single summer. Your method truly works. My yard is all silt hard-pan so there is literally no point in pulling weeds without conditioning the soil first with compost. The key is staying on top of pulling when the plants are tiny and just breaking the soil surface before the leaves open up. This seams to speed the clearing up a bunch. It only took one spring to clear my raised beds. They have been clear for many weeks now. By the way, Mr. Dowding, I showed my husband Harley one of your videos when I first found you on YouTube. A couple of weeks later he surprised me with my own very long dibber after making a video of the process here. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5mQRSur7z0) They are quite handy little tools. Thank you for inspiring Harley.

  29. I need a lot of encouragement 🙁 That bindweed is doing me in. It does not help that I do not live on my property full time.

  30. An old country name for Bindweed is 'Devil's Guts'. You can see why. Also, it can be used as a remedy for stomach disorders. Most plants have a use for humans. Even Ground Elder (I have chickens, so no Ground Elder, but both neighbours are infested with it) is a good salad veg and I have made wine from the flowers. Bindweed is my big problem, like so many people.

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