Dragons vs my garden

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Dragons vs my garden

Postby Bkayee » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:29 pm

So I am wanting to plant a small garden in my back yard but I also have a huge weed problem so it has been sprayed back their many times with weed killer but not in the area where my garden will be. So I’m wondering how close is to close for the weed killer to soak up into my garden witch I’ll be growing greens for my little guys? I can get the exact distance it is but at the moment I have yet to measure. All information is welcomed thank you and happy holidays (:
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Re: Dragons vs my garden

Postby Gormagon » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:22 am

Bkayee wrote:So I am wanting to plant a small garden in my back yard but I also have a huge weed problem so it has been sprayed back their many times with weed killer but not in the area where my garden will be. So I’m wondering how close is to close for the weed killer to soak up into my garden witch I’ll be growing greens for my little guys? I can get the exact distance it is but at the moment I have yet to measure. All information is welcomed thank you and happy holidays (:

It really depends on what product was used, most herbicides do not have a residual effect. The only one that does is Atrex and even then is only a 1/2 a year, there are a few more but these are the only ones that we use. The ones that do not require a private applicator license, are the ones that have little to no residual, ( RoundUp will become inert when it hits dirt).
Insecticides are a bit tricky, these are the ones to worry about!!!

I hope this helps.
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Re: Dragons vs my garden

Postby Bkayee » Mon Dec 28, 2020 11:47 am

Okaye. I’m using killzall weed killer and it’s only used this time of year to kill the weeds . But thank you ! Maybe I’ll put a raised bed in to be extra safe because it’s going to be used for 75% of my dragons food .
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Re: Dragons vs my garden

Postby Gormagon » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:28 pm

Killzall is basically Roundup @ 41% glysophate. It has no residual effect.
Insecticides are more dangerous.
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Re: Dragons vs my garden

Postby Bkayee » Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:58 pm

Thank you !
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Re: Dragons vs my garden

Postby stillc » Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:00 pm

I use RoundUp for my garden, had no problems with it and no negative effect.
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Re: Dragons vs my garden

Postby loljelloclowdz » Sat Mar 27, 2021 8:45 pm

I'm a gardener, biology major, chemistry minor, and a certified Frog Watch USA volunteer, DO NOT USE CHEMICALS ON YOUR GARDEN!!! I know it's a pain in the neck, but please just pull them out by hand. Not only do you risk getting your pets and yourself sick from eating food that might have grown with some herbicide on them, but you saturate the soil with it which will spread into the ecosystem and hurt everything from beneficial bacteria to endangered but critical plants and animals like bees, birds, and amphibians. Besides, you'll likely have the soil continually killing off your good plants if you plant them in the dirt with the herbicides.
If you don't want to pull them out by hand because it's boring, what I usually do is I just listen to The Office or some other TV show on my phone and get pulling. You'll have significantly healthier dirt and plants if you keep your garden organic and free of any weeds. You'd be surprised how easy it is to remove weeds if you use some handheld tools. Also just weeding once or twice a week will cut down significantly on the amount of work you'll have to do out there. Just please promise me you'll never ever use herbicides again, those are so horrible for our ecosystem.
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