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Stanchfield, MN

April 3, 2012
1:47 AM

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Yes, milkweeds do spread, when given the chance, but I have never seen them spread like you describe. If they really are that invasive -- then why are the fields and meadows of the world covered in milkweeds?

Now, here's a way to help keep those pesky milkweeds under control: The flower buds, shoots (while the leaves are still "clasping" the stem), and the immature SEED PODS (while the seeds are still a "milky mush") are edible. If you don't want to eat them, just remove the seed pods before they have a chance to mature and open...

But since they also spread by way of rhizomes -- just use a solid border material that is buried in the ground, like what you can get for lawn borders and such. It may stop 'em cold, but it'll at least slow 'em down.

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