Fall is a good time to dig up and compost vigorous herbs that tend to grow out of bounds like
yarrow, borage, comfrey, tansy, and bee balm. To control the spread of these plants, it is not
enough to just cut the plants down to the ground. These spreaders need to be entirely pulled or
Use a shovel or spade to dig under the plant’s root area and lift it out. Instead of pulling
them up by hand, using a shovel will ensure you are getting most of the roots. Offer excess to
friends or place all their nutrient rich foliage in the compost pile.