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Q.We Have A Field Of Rape Abutting Our Garden. It’s Finished Flowering And Is Waiting To Be Harvested.

Zone Hindolveston, North Norfolk. | Wendy Temple added on June 20, 2020 | Answered

We now have thousands of tiny seedlings rapidly growing in our garden. The field crop is rotated over three years. This is the first year there has been rapeseed planted. We have not experienced this infestation of seedlings in previous years when potatoes then wheat were grown. Could this be the rape seeding itself in our garden?

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Answered on June 22, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I will not be able to identify the seedlings. It could, very well, be that it has self seeded. All plants in that family tend to self seed, readily.

Solarizing the soil may be necessary to get rid of them.

Here is an article that will help:


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