- Step 1: Hand pull Pull velvetleaf plants by hand before their flowers have produced. Try to pull them out by the roots.
- TIP: Wear garden gloves to protect your hands.
- 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.
- TIP: Apply the vinegar in the morning and before the plants have grown more than 4 inches in height.
- Step 4: Pull Pull or dig up the dead velvetleaf after it has dried out.
- FACT: Each velvetleaf plant can produce between 700 to 17,000 seeds and can remain viable for 50 to 60 years.
You Will Need
- Hand trowel
- Spray bottle
- White vinegar with a 10-20% acetic acid concentration
- Optional: (optional)
- Garden gloves (optional)