1000 Flowers for the Planet - #450 Use Vinegar to Kill Weeds
There are a few natural weed-killing remedies available for the conscientious gardener and the environmental friend – and this one’s pretty good for the lazy gardener too. Simple household vinegar can be used to kill weeds in your garden. Put some in a spray bottle with a teaspoon of natural liquid soap, which will aid the vinegar in sticking to the weed, and spray those nasty plants out of place. You will need to repeat the process a number of times, maybe half a dozen, but you’ll win in the end. For really noxious weeds there is a better approach by using stronger vinegar with 20-30% more acetic acid concentrate – it’s a by-product of the wine industry – but needs careful handling. A good site to read more detail on several natural weed-killing remedies is at: http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com/organic-weed-control.html. So give the old household vinegar a try first and see how much success you have. You’ll certainly be doing the best thing for your garden and the environment.