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Old 08-02-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: SC
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I use that mixture all of the time. When combined with white vinegar and dawn - it does work. My garden and path are weed free.
The vinegar is doing the killing and money is wasted on the Epsom salt fertilizer that's added. I dump Epsom salts on my veggies and flowers to make them grow stronger.

Epsom salt is not table salt that burns plants, it is magnesium - a beneficial nutrient.
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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Just use Round-up, it's not gonna' kill you and it has no residual effect on the environment. Quick & e-z.
Not true for us. My husband breaks out in a rash whenever it is used, not worth it. It is also harmful to bees and other animals. We need bees and don't want to do anything that harms them.
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Old 08-02-2015, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Ohio
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I have some very strong vines, baby trees and weeds growing between concrete and house, their roots are far below and pulling them out does not kill them. I have put down pool salt which should take a couple of applications to kill. Florida weeds are the most determined I've ever seen but I will prevail :-)

I would not use salt in other parts of the garden where I want "good" plants to grow.
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Salt! It will sterilize the soil and prohibit new growth.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Keep fooling yourself. Read the super fine print, it says to don plastic gloves to remove the dead weeds, then to put them in a plastic bag and dispose of in a garbage can. Roundup is not safe, the producers of it want you to think so, just like they did with DDT, they said it was safe.
Everyone has their opinion and I respect that, but for the past 60 years when it was available I used frequently without so called safety equipment DDT, Chlordane, Malathion, and Roundup with no ill effects. I'm as healthy now as I was when a teenager.

Yes some people may claim some problems but I bet 99% of the people who use glyphosate products according to instructions are just fine. As far as the bees they don't go near dead plants.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:23 PM
 
Location: NC
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Just another opportunity to mention that concentrated salts, including table salt, rock salt, and epsom salts will potentially POISON the soil and the water supply. Glyphosate does not poison the soil and does not get into the water supply, nor does it kill bees or insects.

A low concentration of epsom salts will provide magnesium to plants, but too much is bad for plants and bad for the soil. All of these salts are very waterr soluble, so with the next rain they will wash away. Where to you ask? They will wash into cache basins and streams where they are not wanted. Killing weeds is one thing, but killing the soil (actually the beneficial microbes in the soil) is a bad idea.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:40 PM
 
Location: McKinleyville, California
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Just another opportunity to mention that concentrated salts, including table salt, rock salt, and epsom salts will potentially POISON the soil and the water supply. Glyphosate does not poison the soil and does not get into the water supply, nor does it kill bees or insects.

A low concentration of epsom salts will provide magnesium to plants, but too much is bad for plants and bad for the soil. All of these salts are very waterr soluble, so with the next rain they will wash away. Where to you ask? They will wash into cache basins and streams where they are not wanted. Killing weeds is one thing, but killing the soil (actually the beneficial microbes in the soil) is a bad idea.
How does it not get into the water supply? Boiling water kills most anything, several applications may be needed, but it will kill the roots of blackberry, most weeds, except for morning glory. I use it on weeds in the driveway and sidewalk, it is not a poison. Roundup in concentration says to mix with "water", it is water soluble.
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Old 08-02-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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Excellent rant luv4horses. It's amazing how nonchalant people are about poisoning the earth we rely on to keep us alive. (used up all my mojo on ya not too long ago)
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Old 08-02-2015, 05:40 PM
 
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I have two stone driveways and I use Ortho Ground Clear. Seems to last longer the Roundup, IMO.
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