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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2009, 07:24:41 PM »
Blackberries are excellent medicine plants for stomach cramps, or intestinal cramps, for example. I use a  couple of leaves to a half cup of water and take for this purpose.  So, they do have some excellent uses.
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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2008, 09:33:28 PM »
I think that your wildlife would love them....I would say since they get wild looking, you would want to put them where it isn't so important that it be neatly trimmed.  My parents put them in just for the wildlife and they have really enjoyed watching the birds and squirrels enjoy them.
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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2008, 07:25:13 AM »
My husband and I are about to plant a hedge row of blackberries....reading this post has made me a little nervous.  Are they a problem?

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Re: Salted area not growing two years later
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2006, 05:44:33 PM »
We had a small area right off the stoop to our pedestrian door at the garage that grew a bunch of different stuff.  We don't use chemicals and I got weary of pulling every few days.  I dumped salt over a 3x3 area and it took care of it.  That was two years ago and it's still not growing anything there.  We have mulch over it, as we did before, and nothing is coming through for a bit over two years.

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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2006, 04:54:48 PM »
The birds in my property would love to have those blackberries!
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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2005, 04:47:27 PM »
You could dig them up next spring and send them to me! ;D
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How long salt lasts
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2005, 06:19:16 PM »
I used salt in an area that I never wanted to have anything growing.  It's only about 3' square but a determined weed was impossible to keep out.  Nothing is growing there now and it's been a year and a half.  I would think that eventually it will "wash away" and the soil will again be able to support plant life.
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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2005, 02:44:17 PM »
You might also try offering the plants free on a local community bulletin board, or conacting a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculure) or locally sponsored organic garden - perhaps industrious locals would be happy to dig them out FOR you!  After all, blackberries sell for plenty of money per lb. :D

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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2005, 10:15:52 AM »
Pregunta? (little question, here...)

How long does salt remain in the soil? I mean- it should wash/leach out over time, but roughly how long a time would that be given average soil conditions? ::)

I've considered using salt on some serious stubborn nuisance growth around my place, but I really would like it to be green again one day...
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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2004, 04:49:53 PM »
One thing about the salt remedy mentioned above.  Use care that it is an area out of the way.  The salt will kill ALL the plants in the area.  And it will make that spot on heck of a mud pit.

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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2004, 01:09:51 AM »
Pour salt on the plants then dig out all the roots you can. ĘPour salt water over what is left. ĘThen more plain salt. ĘThat might kill them especially in the summer. ĘGood Luck.
« Last Edit: January 26, 2004, 01:15:15 AM by CSinbad »
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Re: Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2004, 07:45:49 AM »
If your neighbors have BB's you will not get rid of them.
You could try this
1 gallon vinegar
1 lb table salt
1/2 c dish soap.
Mix all and spray on the BB's.

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Pesky Blackberries
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2003, 10:50:53 PM »
Does anyone have any ideas for a safe and nontoxic way to get rid of them? ??? I have pulled a ton out but they keep coming back!! :o  I was thinking of using the recipe mentioned earlier,would that work? *Thanks* :-*

 

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