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Old 05-16-2012, 04:24 AM
 
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Is there something I can add to the vinegar to increase its effectiveness in killing weeds? I'd rather not use Roundup or any other product by Monsanto the criminal liars.
To the Vinegar add cup of salt and heat it up then add a tablespoon of liquid dish soap, heat it up on the stove. Cool it down some then add to a spray bottle but be careful what you spray cuz this will kill everything in site! Make sure you are not using apple cider vinegar, has to be the distilled vinegar. Hope this works for you, my husband swears by it!
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Went around the corner & now I'm lost!!!!
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To the Vinegar add cup of salt and heat it up then add a tablespoon of liquid dish soap, heat it up on the stove. Cool it down some then add to a spray bottle but be careful what you spray cuz this will kill everything in site! Make sure you are not using apple cider vinegar, has to be the distilled vinegar. Hope this works for you, my husband swears by it!
Good suggestion.. I'll add the salt to the vinegar and I already have a herbicidal soap in the garage I haven't used in awhile
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks...that would be good advice if they didn't grow back in just a few weeks, and to do the whole yards takes 8 hours.
In a few weeks? you are lucky. Weeding is a lot more often than in "just a few weeks." Try to pull a few on a daily basis. Gardening is daily.

Some weeds will have already gone to seed and re-seeded the ground in just a few weeks.
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Earth Wanderer, longing for the stars.
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Or maybe its because I've had pesticide certification since the mid 70's and obviously know a whole bunch more about the subject than you do.
That makes me think that you do have a dog in this hunt.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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How bout the arsinic they put in our water supplies, and yet, say it's not toxic....????? Our town borough admitted putting it in, but claimed it is not harmful??????

Years ago, they told you not to stand in front of a microwave, but people do. They also proved that cancer came to families who lived in homes around electrical wires?

So do you honestly believe, that spraying a little bit of weed killer around your home is going to change things.

For years, they've been terrorizing human beings about smoking, and 2nd hand smoke, yet, there are less people in the U.S. smoking then ever before????? Yet, they blame all the cancers on smoking and even print those really disgusting adds about smoking...yet, say nothing about all the garbage dumps (land fills) like in Pottstown PA where people are seriously ill and getting all kinds of nasty diseases over there?
Wow, you seem confused!
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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Wow, I am so glad I didn't see this thread a month ago or I might have had time to jump in. I have never seen such a load of stupid advice in my life. Some of you will believe anything and then spew it forth as if it's gospel. What a load of utter B.S.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Can I use Epsom Salt? I have a ton of that
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Can I use Epsom Salt? I have a ton of that
to soak tired feet!
Epson salt is used as a soil amendment sometimes.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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Can I use Epsom Salt? I have a ton of that
Don't even use regular table salt. It's horrible for use in the garden. It kills, it burns, it persists in the soil (infintely longer than Roundup ever would).

Epsom salt is magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient -- emphasis on "micro". Some people add it to the soil to improve calcium uptake for tomatoes, and for cane development on roses. A little goes a long way. Never add too much of anything, never ever use salt in the garden, and if you don't know how much to add, don't use it at all.

Again, much of the advice in this thread is more dangerous than DDT.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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If vinegar worked, the "criminal liars" would be out of business. There is a place for carefully applied chemicals. Ask the people who live with famine, since DDT was taken away.
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