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Letter: Dealing with thistle

Billy Joe Fudge writes:
Each year:
  1. Cut them off as low to the ground as reasonable prior to seeding.

  2. Immediately after cutting, drop a handful of salt on the top of the cut stem.
This is the Chattin Chowning method and it works without chemicals that may be damaging to the environment. Chattin always carried a 25 pound bag of salt on his bush hog and mowing machine.
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