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doganjo

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Vinegar - does it really work?
« on: April 07, 2012, 09:19:55 am »
Just spotted this on the internet - is it true?  I'm off to buy some to try it.

http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2011/06/got-weeds-use-vinegar-not-roundup/
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mistryer

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2012, 07:11:43 pm »
Well, the comments in the article are very positive. Never heard of using it for that before. Definitely worth giving a go, and should not linger in the ground either.
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Hermit

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2012, 08:18:38 pm »
A lady I used to know sprayed her paths with vinegar and put salt on docks,the salt never killed the docks properly but kept them from appearing on the paths too much.

jaykay

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2012, 09:38:09 pm »
I think it would be ok on paths, but either salt or acid (which is what vinegar is) would make the soil pretty poor for growing much else afterwards.

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 10:11:53 pm »
I'm not bothered about that - the area I'm thinking of is gravel over hardcore without and membrane having been put under it - roughly just under a quarter of an acre.  I'll be putting high raised beds on it, so it won't affect any plants
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jaykay

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2012, 10:13:33 pm »
Then I think it might well work, it's a very specific set of plants that like really acidic soil  :)

deepinthewoods

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2012, 10:21:07 pm »
but it wont actually kill any weeds itll just be uncomfortable to them for a week, youd have to keep spraying it on, probaly every month or so for it to be effective. you need some sodium chlorate. that will kill everything and it lingers, 6 months i think.but make sure you line the bottom of your beds, so your crops roots cant reach it.you might be better building your beds, then sodium chlorate for the paths etc..

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2012, 10:24:22 pm »
I used SC on the whole area last year and although soem of the weeds died the thick chunky grass stuff just laughed at me ::) :'( :'( :'(
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deepinthewoods

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2012, 10:34:15 pm »
engine oil ;D

not really, that would ruin the soil! its a shame you cant put membrane down,  but sodium chlorate should kill everything, maybe use a stronger solution, and keep spraying them.

Sandy

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2012, 10:37:17 pm »
I was just adding a bit to the pond post and it has gone, strange!!!!! I may try the vinegar but the place will make me fancy chips!!!

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2012, 10:41:36 pm »
Got all the info I needed from that link.
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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2012, 09:01:01 pm »
engine oil ;D

not really, that would ruin the soil! its a shame you cant put membrane down,  but sodium chlorate should kill everything, maybe use a stronger solution, and keep spraying them.

SC does not hit marestail / horsetail  , big docks or couch grass .. it just makes them stutter most of the time , then they seem to comeback even stronger unless you hit all new growth as soon as it emerges . This can take a growing area out of commission for over a year if you have to give it three or four consecutive hits..
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LulaB

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Re: Vinegar - does it really work?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2012, 09:35:23 pm »
Try cinnamon and clove oil.  It dissolves the membrane of the plants and they shrivel.  Makes the garden smell like Christmas, too!

 

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