Onion weed and Bindii

Around this time of year, a lot of gardeners seek answers from gardening gurus, books and the internet to their onion weed or bindii problem.
Treating onion weed and oxalis with glyphosate will only kill the parent bulb – not the tiny bulbs that are loosely attached to the base of the main bulb. Onion weed also tends to be resistant to normal strength herbicides and gardeners have said that they have to use undiluted glyphosate. In garden beds, this can create other problems. Glyphosate is not broken down on contact with soil. It binds to certain soil compounds. When soil conditions change, it can become unbound and affect later crops. Soil-borne plant diseases are also more common where herbicides are used.
Get Rid of Onion Weed
For an effective way to rid your garden of onion weed, see Onion weed treatment
Get rid of Bindii
Bindii or Jo-jo needs to be treated in early winter before the vicious spiky seed heads form. It is far more difficult to eradicate this weed later in the season, see Bindii or Jo-jo

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  1. ? I believe garlic growing around roses is meant to be beneficial against diseases ? -would onion weed perhaps be too?
    Sorry Joanne, onion weed (Nothoscordum inodorum) and onion grass (Romulea rosea) are so-called only because their bulbs and and leaves resemble onions, and not because they belong to the Allium family of plants. Onion weed is a sign that your soil is poorly nourished and roses need fertile soil for strong immune systems that can resist diseases. Regular watering, feeding, and an annual mulching will be far more effective in keeping your roses healthy. – Lyn

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