Posted: 02/01/2015 at 15:40
I have raspberries growing up a fence on veg patch. prior to planting I sprayed bind weed, nettles and bramble in spring. It was extremely effective in clearing that area. For regrowth there I again sprayed with glyphosate. I do not like any weed killers near food crops but since I planted for crops in the second year I felt it was a sensible option. Now, no perennial weeds and safe crops.
glyphosate is regarded as " safe" and I think it prob is when used with care. My veg patch sees no chemicals at all...not even slug pellets....but ground does need to be cleared of perennial weeds at the start and, hopefully, once and for all