Asked on May 28, 2013

How do you get rid of wild potato plants? seems like nothing will get

KarenDiana HDouglas Hunt


the only way we seem to be able to get rid of these plants is to pull them out by hand. is there a better way?
4 answers
  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 29, 2013

    I'm not entirely sure what plant you are speaking of, Karen, but, if you want to go the herbicide route, I suspect one containing glyphosate will do the trick. Otherwise, try horticultural vinegar. Either way, make sure you do not get the material on adjacent plants or you are likely to kill them, too.

  • Karen
    on May 29, 2013

    thank you very much douglas. I will try one-if that doesn't work i'll try the other. karen

  • Diana H
    on May 30, 2013

    I just found this plant last year, it is doing very well in a large pot and seems to take wherever I put it... Just that in South Texas it needs shade.... I find it very pretty going from green to purple......Sorry it's a problem for you.....

  • Karen
    on Jun 3, 2013

    these WILD POTATO PLANTS spread everywhere. they take over and its hard to keep up with them. we didn't plant them, we bought a property that hadn't been taken care of in years.

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