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Transplanting Gumweed

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Post Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:17 am

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Okay, so every last gumweed plant in my town is dead. :( But I'm in another city, on a business trip, and there is loads of it here. It hasn't bloomed yet, it is still very green. I definitely want to take some home. Is it too soon to just harvest the buds? Should I dig one up to transplant at home? How can I keep it from becoming invasive and proliferating my whole yard? All I know is, I NEED this plant!
Thanks.

Post Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:41 pm
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I have had luck with moving the plants. I moved them while in FULL FLOWER when my previous boss told me he was going to 2-4D the whole field. I just walked around and yanked as many out as I could as quickly as I could. I put them in buckets with water. I got well over 50% success and harvested the flowers on the ones that were fading. I got them into the ground the same day.

Post Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:51 pm

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Awesome, thank you!

I'm actually home now, and I didn't bring any of it home. One of these days I will have to take a drive, I think....

Post Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:39 pm
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Or you can buy some seed from ME!!! It really does grow better from seed.

Post Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:13 pm

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IdahoHerbalist wrote:
Or you can buy some seed from ME!!! It really does grow better from seed.

I'm interested in a small quantity of seed to try.

Martha
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