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Planting after using weed killer

Posted by MetalMan2004 Texas (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 27, 11 at 16:42

I am a first time home owner. There is a stump on the side of our house. It's roots kept sending up new shoots of growth, so I killed them. This is the stuff I used: http://www.homedepot.com/Outdoors-Garden-Center-Lawn-Plant-Care-Lawn-Weed-Control-Grass-Weed-Killer/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbx5e/R-100619078/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

I used this because the Home Depot guy said that you could grow things over the poisoned area faster than the other brands. When the drought here lifts I plan on burning out the stump and roots.

My question is when would it be safe to grow edibles in the area? What steps should I take to make sure things are safe? Thanks!


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RE: Planting after using weed killer

Triclopyr is what you put on your stump. It's moderately persistent in soil, but it's broken down after a few weeks to a couple months.

It is systemic, which means it will be in the plant, itself on uptake.

I'd wait at least 1-2 months after last application to an area to reclaim it for food plant uses, myself.


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RE: Planting after using weed killer

Just for reference, I emailed the company. They say you can plant 6-8 weeks later. Wait a year before planting edibles.


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