Jimson weed disposal

Asked September 3, 2020, 3:42 PM EDT

I discovered the aggressive growing plant in my compost pile is Jimsonweed, (Datura stramonium ). Since this is a dangerous plant and close to my garden, I would like to take it down before it goes to seed. ASAP. For the time being, my plan is to spray it with vinegar and dish soap then bag it up into a garbage bag. Do I need to treat the ground in case of roots? This is the first I've seen this weed, so hopefully it hasn't spread via seed.

Ottawa County Michigan

1 Response

You are right to remove sooner than later. The smaller it is the easier it is to manage. And always before it goes to seed, even if you just cut off the flower hear. Here is a a helpful article about Jimsonweed.
https://extension.wvu.edu/lawn-gardening-pests/weeds/jimsonweed