Wouldn't it be great to be able to make your own 'natural' weed-killer that is organic and much cheaper then buying weed-killers?
Well, here is all you need...
Believe it or not, vinegar, dish soap and a spray bottle are all you need to make an effective weed killer. You have these things, don't you?
I had known that vinegar and soap could kill weeds, but had never tried it before. So, I set out to prove that it worked in my own garden.
First, I took photos of a few of my weeds...
I must admit that it felt kind of funny taking pictures of 'weeds'. My neighbor thought so too ;-)
I sprayed each weed with my vinegar and soap mixture and waited 24 hours.
Here are the results:
Pretty impressive, isn't it? I couldn't even find the third weed - it had dried up so quickly.
So for those of you who like to know how vinegar and soap kills weeds, here is the scientific explanation:
The acetic acid in vinegar 'sucks the water' out of the weed while the dish soap helps to break down the outer coating of the plant, which helps the vinegar to penetrate.
*You can try using vinegar alone, but I didn't get good results without using the soap.
So are you excited to try this for yourself?
Okay, here is how to make your own....
1-gallon of vinegar (5% acetic acid)
1 oz. dish detergent
1. Put in a plastic spray bottle and apply to plants on a sunny day.
Because it is a non-selective weed-killer, which means that it will kill anything it lands on - BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET ANY ON YOUR PLANTS, GRASS OR TREES SINCE YOUR VINEGAR MIXTURE CAN HURT OR KILL THEM.
**Because vinegar doesn't always kill the roots of your weeds, you may have to reapply. For tough weeds, you may have pull them out or use weed-killer from the store.
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