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Creeping Charlie Near Vegetable Garden

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From: C Clark
Elgin, IL
I've read several posts here on getting rid of creeping charlie. My question is it safe to use these chemicals near my vegetable garden when my vegetables aren't actively growing? Is it even too late to be putting something down this late in the season? Thanks

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From: Richard Hentschel
Extension Educator, Horticulture
DuPage/Kane/Kendall Unit
The products do not persist in the soil and normally the concern is from any product drift at the time of application or as vapor drift in the hours following application. Mode of action is one of disrupting cellular structure. Products could be applied anytime the weed is actively growing for both contact or systemic products. Late Summer is often a good time as the products are more successfully moved into the root system for better control. Read the entire label before you purchase, mix, apply and dispose of any product.

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