Posted: 31/05/2014 at 08:08
Glyphosate is the best, quickest and most efficient way to get rid of bimdweed.
Bimdweed is easy to eradicate......truly is. I have to disagree about bindweed being the worst weed in the garden.....ground elder,,oxalis, jap,knotweed, etc., are far worse.
I have eradicated it from my own garden and done the same for a friend who.....well, her garden was......was overrun with bindweed
Spraying the rosettes early in the spring followed by further sprays on any regrowth is very effective. Where bindweed is growing up other plants just untangle it, lay it on the ground and spray or tie it around short canes and "paint" the leaves.
Follow the rules.....5 or 6 hours of dry weather.....cloudy is better than bright sun....and allow the chemical to work. (so don't pull up affected plants a few days later). The weedkiller kills to the roots but, often, there are other parts of the bindweed not hit by it so follow up treatments during the summer will finally kill all bindweed
I consider glyphosate to be "organic" in the sense that if treated this year,for example, it will not be an issue for future years. The science right now suggests glyphosate is safe esp used only as targeted applications
Organic destruction of bindweed is so slow, ugly, laborious and ineffective