Onion Grass?

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I have tons of stuff I call onion grass (it's got bulbs on the bottom, which smell a bit oniony)that will NOT die. I have pulled them up, dug them up, sprayed them with Round Up and they seem to be immortal. Is there any way to get rid of these things??

-- Susan (SJinkins@excite.com), March 14, 2000


I remember that stuff from my childhood - the vague onionsmelling bulbs got dug up and mashed into all kinds of games. With that said, let me tell you the one thing I know of that can kill anything green and leafy. Children. Borrow some seven-year-olds, and let them fly.
(This herbicide works indiscriminately, though.)

-- Julie (ZepFiend@aol.com), March 14, 2000.

All you have to do is pull them up. I know you've said you've tried that, but really, all you have to do is to make sure you get the bulb when you uproot the suckers, otherwise they'll just grow back.

Sometimes it seems like they've grown back anyway, even when you've gotten the bulb...actually, it's other nearby bulbs that were probably stunted until you got rid of the competition.

-- Pabst (PBR@brewmaster.com), March 15, 2000.

I have some that make little white flowers that open in the evening. I leave them coz I think they're pretty.

-- gwen (gwenz@ev1.net), March 16, 2000.

I agree with everyone so far -- you can get rid of it if you dig up every single bulb and keep pulling them up as they reemerge. You may also want to learn to love them, because getting rid of them is going to be a pain in the neck.

This is how I learned to love yellow oxalis.

-- Beth (beth@xeney.com), March 16, 2000.

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