How to Kill Velvetleaf

Velvetleaf is commonly found in row crops and gardens. It is an annual weed that usually grows between two and four feet tall with large, heart-shaped leaves. With a little hard work and this advice, you can stomp out velvetleaf for good.

You will need

  • Hand trowel
  • Spray bottle
  • White vinegar with a 10-20% acetic acid concentration
  • Optional: (optional)
  • Garden gloves (optional)

Step 1 Hand pull Pull velvetleaf plants by hand before their flowers have produced. Try to pull them out by the roots.

Step 2 Dig Use a garden trowel to dig up velvetleaf before it blooms.

Step 3 Spray Fill your spray bottle with white vinegar that has a 10 to 20 percent acetic acid concentration and the vinegar generously onto the velvetleaf.

Step 4 Pull Pull or dig up the dead velvetleaf after it has dried out.