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Frank


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Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 6:25 am   Post subject: Spray weeds with vinegar


Here is an interesting article about using vinegar on weeds.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2002/020515.htm

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eileen


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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:12 am   


I'm off to buy a BIG bottle of vinegar after reading that to see if it kills of my neighbours bindweed. Thanks for posting the article Frank!!! Very Happy

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Frank


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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:02 am   


It's amazing to think that such a simple solution is possible but I suppose the weedkiller manufacturers were really going to advertise this little secret Laughing

One thing I would be slightly cautious about though is not to use too much over a particular area if you do not want to affect the acidity of the soil. I would monitor the pH of the soil just to be careful. You don't want your hydrangeas turning blue overnight Shocked

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eileen


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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 11:39 am   


Tip for deep rooted individual weeds:

Cut the bottom out of a 2ltr juice or plastic water bottle. Pop it over the weed - if you have to cut it down first to a manageable height - fine. Take off the bottle cap, squirt in the vinegar. Re-seal the bottle. Hey presto a mini greenhouse which will ensure that the weed gets burnt as well as being hit by the vinegar. This method will also protect the plants you want in your garden by making sure that they are not sprayed with the vinegar and it is also more likely to be confined to the one area of soil where the weed is. Very Happy



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Frank


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Posted: Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:02 pm   


That's a splendid tip Eileen, thanks for that. Mini greenhouse Laughing

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edrny

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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 8:50 pm   Post subject: Vinegar


I believe Gardener's Supply Company sells something they tout as an organic weed killer which is basically a highly concentrated vinegar and nothing else.

The vinegar method works by the way =)

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Frank


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Posted: Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:33 pm   


Hi edrny and a big welcome to the GardenStew forums! Thanks for the tip.

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