Thistles #660062 - Ask Extension

Knowledgebase

Thistles #660062

Asked July 05, 2020, 5:24 PM EDT

My garden and yard is a thistle haven Some 3 feet high. How get rid of? Thanks

Jackson County Minnesota

Expert Response

Thank you for writing.
This resource discusses the three possible thistles.
Please note that non selective herbicides can affect plants that you want.
Thistles are not hard to dig up.
An alternative is to take a small paint brush and paint 2 or 3 leaves with glycophosphate to minimize the spread.
https://apps.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/weed/broadleaf/basal/canadathistle.html
Steve Miles Replied July 05, 2020, 5:36 PM EDT

Loading ...