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How do I rid my garden of Stinging Nettle?

Zone 32506 | chucktallent added on February 17, 2019 | Answered

Over the past two years my garden has become overridden with stinging nettle. As the veggies grow, so does the nettle. I can\'t pick vegetables anymore without wearing long sleeves and gloves. It may have been introduced by horse manure or chicken manure that I have included as a fertilizer for the garden. Now I\'m overwhelmed by the nettle. How do I get rid of it?

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drtreelove
Answered on February 18, 2019

Its not easy. Especially in a veggie garden where you may not want to use herbicide spraying.

So it comes down to digging or cutting and being persistent with follow up for eradication. Try to do this before they go to seed and spread even further.

If you can spot spray with an herbicide without getting overspray on your veggie plants, there are soft chemistry organic and hard chemistry options.

https://www.groworganic.com/weed-and-pest-control/organic-weed-control/organic-herbicides.html

https://wric.ucdavis.edu/information/natural%20areas/wr_U/Urtica.pdf

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