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Solarization to kill perennial weeds

Solarizing perennial weeds

Solarization was effective at killing common garden annuals. But can the technique overcome difficult perennial weeds?

Two weeks with clear plastic on top of a mass of ground ivy and comfrey turned the leaves crunchy. Now the question is --- will the weeds regrow?

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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