Blackbery nightshade

Blackberry Nightshade

Hello, I am Blackberry Nightshade

Botanical Name

Solanum nigrum

DESCRIBE YOURSELF

I am tall with dark green leaves. As a nightshade I have small white flowers and black or blue berries, which contain the seeds for next year’s crop of weeds. I have a strong root system which can make me hard to remove by hand. Just make sure you dig out my roots and try and do this before I set seed. I am related to potatoes and other members of the nightshade family, but my berries can make you very sick if you accidently ingest them.

WHAT I’M TELLING YOU

I grow best in dry.soils that are nutrient deficient. Correct your soils and I will no longer be a problem.

CONTROL OF BLACKBERRY NIGHTSHADE

I am best controlled by hand weeding. Just make sure you do this before I set seed. If you want to spray, use an organic weed killer comprised of vinegar, salt and soap. If you want to use an organic weed spray you can use Slasher or Iron Sulphate which kills broadleaf weeds.