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24 Hour Results from Vinegar/salt Solution in Weed War

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

After 24 hours I'm reporting my observations of "vinegar vs weeds". The broad leaf weeds were hit hard. Calif Burr clover, red and white clover, cutleaf geranium, common catsear, dandelion, broadleaf plantain were wiped out. It was the best way to get the little stuff (clovers and murdock plantain) out of my gravel driveway. The half mile strip of chip and seal road was cleaned of the weeds popping up through cracks. Yes!!! emoticon

Unfortunately it looks like poison oak, wild blackberries, and thin bladed grasses were not affected at all. emoticon (One good thing is that any spray that landed on the ground will prevent anything from popping up in the future due to the large amount of salt and dash of Dawn.)

At least there was minimal environmental damage done in this experiment. (My husband usually does this kind of stuff but he has been out of town on business the few days it wasn't raining on the weekends. He has used vinegar but I never heard what his results were so had to wing it on my own.)

One good thing, I will have more opportunity to burn more calories as I carry out the next attack on the wild plant life on Down the Hill Way! emoticon

PS. Hope none of you ran out and bought a case or two of vinegar hoping to kill off the other weeds! I sure had high hopes it would work. Guess this means Round Up for the poison oak. Wild blackberries will have to be dug up bush by bush, a project I began last fall.
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  • 1CRAZYDOG
    good try!
    1504 days ago
  • NELLJONES
    The battle against weeds is ongoing. Fortunately it doesn't take much Roundup to get rid of the poisonous plants.
    1505 days ago
  • JAJABEE1717
    You might want to try ammonia: mix 2/3's ammonia with 1/3 water in a spray bottle. Reapply if needed. It's not as fast-acting as Round Up but somewhat easier on the environment and a lot cheaper.
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    1505 days ago
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