Chop the pads off the main plant and one by one, using full coverage
of 100 mil thick body suit, and gloves, put them into a bag and throw
them away. Any which fall to the ground will root and become a new
plant. I don't know of any sprays which will kill it. Maybe Steve
I'd add that whatever suit or protection worn on hands, arms, legs,
etc. should be hosed down thoroughly before you remove it or those
tiny needles get in everything on your body. Last week I pulled a
weed next to mine and though I know all of this, I still got some on
my hand, which accidentally went up to my face, which planted a few in
my tongue. That was a happy day full of a tweezer and 10x mag mirror.
On Sun, 03 Jul 2005 18:32:27 GMT, "Cereus-validus....."
Prickly pear pads are edible, and depending on the ethnic make-up of your
area, you could probably put an ad in a local hispanic shopping area for
someone to "harvest' the pads for you.
Its an explosive and a pitiful attempt at humor by Rev. Stoopid. Blowing the
plant up would only spread pieces far and wide and create more problems
later on when they form even more colonies of the plant.
Thank you but almost everyone has prickly pear cactus growing somewhere on
I live in a rain shadow and the place is considered semi arid even though it
Wish we had settled 10 miles further west. No cactus and lots of rain.
Also lower temperatures and lower humidity. Right now my entire yard is an
ugly brown. We water certain trees and the flowers but can't water 6 1/2
acres without going to the poorhouse.
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