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Offline ValeGuy

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Looking for Yellow Nutsedge Seeds/Plant
« on: July 15, 2013, 15:12:30 PM »
I know this seems a slightly strange request, seeing as nutsedge is a terrible weed, but I require it for research I am doing into safer herbicides and natural solutions for university, and have had no luck so far locating seeds (it is an unwanted pest after all).

If anyone has or knows where I can get yellow nutsedge seeds it would be greatly appreciated, or if anyone has it growing in their garden I might be able to collect some if possible.

Thank you in advance  :)
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 16:16:26 PM »
I read up a bit on nutsedge and am horrified to think that it is the weed we call "pest grass" that's growing in parts of our garden..................

If it is, you're welcome to come and remove it - as long as you take it ALL ;D
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Re: Looking for Yellow Nutsedge Seeds/Plant
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 17:13:58 PM »
Thanks for your reply  :D It is most commonly found in lawns, so that's probably it.. As for removing it all, its devilishly difficult to get rid of, I'm not sure its even possible without digging up half the lawn (its seeds can last years in the soil, and its roots can reach 30cm down)  :-\

Ah, I suppose I should mention I'm in the east of Johannesburg, sorry Rena, Paarl is a bit far for me to come :P
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Re: Looking for Yellow Nutsedge Seeds/Plant
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 18:36:35 PM »
Awww - I tried didn't I :)
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Re: Looking for Yellow Nutsedge Seeds/Plant
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2013, 11:10:24 AM »
Anyone want "boete bessie" weeds? I have many alos up for grabs! Come get as many as you like! What are they really called? I have no idea...

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2013, 11:20:39 AM »
... of is dit "Boete Bossie" . . ?

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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2013, 12:36:27 PM »
Isn't boete bossie that prickly one - I'm itching just thinking of it.......
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Re: Looking for Yellow Nutsedge Seeds/Plant
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 14:34:54 PM »
No takers? This is what it looks like when it 'flowers', otherwise it looks like a yellowish grass:

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Re: Looking for Yellow Nutsedge Seeds/Plant
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2013, 16:32:16 PM »
No sorry, I can't help with that one. Thankfully so!

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