Okay, so every last gumweed plant in my town is dead. 🙁 But I’m in another city, on a business trip, and there is loads of it here. It hasn’t bloomed yet, it is still very green. I definitely want to take some home. Is it too soon to just harvest the buds? Should I dig one up to transplant at home? How can I keep it from becoming invasive and proliferating my whole yard? All I know is, I NEED this plant!
I have had luck with moving the plants. I moved them while in FULL FLOWER when my previous boss told me he was going to 2-4D the whole field. I just walked around and yanked as many out as I could as quickly as I could. I put them in buckets with water. I got well over 50% success and harvested the flowers on the ones that were fading. I got them into the ground the same day.