Ink berry plants

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by PAPA G, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    any suggestions to kill off the pita?

    they are growing everywhere, is there a good herbiside to kill them off, and other gnarly weeds??
     
  2. Dragunov

    Dragunov G&G Evangelist

    Hey PAPA, Post a pic of these plants. If it's what I think it is, They're probably better tasting (NOT the berries, but the young plants) than what's in your garden. PIC!!
     

  3. PAPA G

    PAPA G G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    this damned things start as poke weed, now they are like 6-8ft tall. i do not have a garden, but i do not like them. very tough stalks i need some good old fashioned chem's.
     
  4. Dragunov

    Dragunov G&G Evangelist

    Correct! Poke weed! Superb eats when under 5" tall. Just weed whack the ones you don't want or dig up the roots and burn them DO-NOT-EAT-THE-ROOTS!!! You're never gonna eradicate them. Might as well eat them. :)
     
  5. roundup works for me.... and yes, the young leaves are edible.... called pokeweed around here.... also most civil war letters from the soldiers are written in brown ink and the juice from the berrys is what they used as ink....