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Beginner Gardening Questions: how do i get rid of wild portulaca?

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scovygarden
Coronation
Canada

July 6, 2010
12:34 PM

Post #7947664

We have the common wild portulaca taking over everything! It has crowded out gardens, lawns and even driveways. How do I get rid of it without destroying the soil. I don't want to contaminate any of my soil, as we love the garden.

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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 8, 2010
4:35 PM

Post #7953420

Eat it!

Resin
scovygarden
Coronation
Canada

August 14, 2010
8:09 PM

Post #8040484

There is so much of it, we would never be able to eat all of it, not to mention that to me, it is a weed. But Thanks anyway.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

August 15, 2010
9:50 AM

Post #8041289

By pulling it up by the roots, running it over with the lawnmower so it can't flower, or by using a good herbicide like Roundup or Weed-B-Gone.

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