Any pathogen, insect, mite, true bug, or weed is a pest. Do some
research if you know how. Pesticide is a term to describe an array of
different chemicals to treat pest problems. That includes herbicides.
Geesh, do some research.
Plants which are pests are what herbicides are designed to kill. I
wouldn't spray my vast collection of brugmansia or datura.
I didn't say they are the same. I said herbiceds, insecticides, and
miticides are sub-categories of pesticides.
Oh, I'm talking to you this time. Go round and round with that now.
Another way of saying it: Pesticides and herbicides are all
dangerous chemicals more appropriately applied to agriculture where
productivity is essential than to horticulture. To me it makes no
sense to escalate a minor problem of aesthetic appearance in your
garden because of misplaced plants or a few bug bites to an issue of
health due to dangerous chemicals.
But that's just me. Obviously, most others think otherwise.
If you're interested in this type of analysis, you can see more at
It's also called field bindweed. I have a few bindweed vines that try
to grow in my yard each year and I quickly pull them out with my weed
I've been told by an expert (Dr. Tom Lanini, UC Davis) that the roots
of bindweed are connected to a deep network of roots that cover a
large area. I showed Tom how my weed twister can easily pull out deep
or shallow bindweed roots very thoroughly, but he wasn't impressed.
Nonetheless, in my home garden, I've been able to keep this stubborn
weed in check each year by twisting out a few new sprouts of bindweed
as soon as I spot them. If you catch them early, as Jangchub advises,
the work is minimal.
Go for the roots!
A little work ain't going to kill ya!
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