Question about growing Woodruff
Hi, saw your article about growing Woodruff: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/woodruff/growing-sweet-woodruff.htm and was wondering something. Since it's such a shallow rooting plant, that you can stop from spreading with the simple digging of a spade line, would putting in garden edging prevent it from spreading outside an area? Just wondering how deep you would want it, below ground, and how high, above ground. Thanks!
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It can certainly help! It will not guarantee that you will not have some escape, but it will help drastically. Digging a spade line kills roots at the tips, where it would spread. It is a way of manual control. This will be the best method, but pairing this will a spade line occasionally will ensure that it stays where it is supposed to.
Sweet Woodruff also spreads by reseeding; so seeds can drop anywhere and start new plants.