Unwanted plant starts
Hi, a couple of years ago I planted a tomatillo plant and it has subsequently taken over my entire garden. Last year we planted and thought everything was doing well until we realized that EVERYTHING was just tomatillos. I literally had over 85 tomatillo plants and almost nothing else was able to find a space to grow. My question is, how can I get rid of the starts that will inevitably be coming without destroying my garden for anything else? Do I just have to wait until they all start coming up and then pull everything out? Can I nuke the whole thing with something before they sprout but will clear before it's too late to plant what I actually want to grow? Thank you for any help you can give.
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Unfortunately, your instincts are correct. You will have to remove these as they come up, and before they start to seed. This will be the best way to do this without harming your soil, or the plants that you intend to grow.