The previous owner of my (half) allotment rotovated it every year and only grew potatoes
So when I took over there was couch grass and bindweed everywhere.
With half the allotment - I used glyphosate as it is supposed to go down into the roots and kill off the whole plant. I realise it may need a second going over. But I thought that as everything looked pretty dead (after about 6 weeks) I should start digging.
I am digging up loads of thick white roots - but don't know what to do with them. I did try drowning them as suggested by Bob Flowerdew - but after three weeks all I got was a foul smelling liquid
and some very healthy looking roots at the bottom of the bucket.
I don't want to put these roots in my compost bins because they are bound to survive.
So, how should I get rid of these roots?
Putting them in the council green waste is a possibility. But I was also thinking of burning them. I found this on amazon http://tinyurl.com/4yu2uyv
and think it might just do the job.
I assume I can use the ash on the plot - and so complete the cycle.
any suggestions gratefully accepted.