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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Vinegar as weed killer??
« on: February 23, 2016, 11:11:05 am »
Looking on line for something that would kill greenery sprouting all over my gravel track that would not harm my hens I cam across a suggestion that 50% vinegar/water as a spray would do it. Really? Anyone tried this.
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waterbuffalofarmer

  • Joined Apr 2014
  • Mid Wales
  • Owner of 61 Mediterranean water buffaloes
Re: Vinegar as weed killer??
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 11:39:20 am »
I use boiling water and it kills the weeds no end , they shrivel up because of the heat, do be careful of splashes though!
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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Vinegar as weed killer??
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 12:57:57 pm »
Thanks WBF but it is a very long drive that needs weeding!  :farmer:

Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Vinegar as weed killer??
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2016, 12:59:59 pm »
On. Just seen there has been a thread on this already.

cloddopper

  • Joined Jun 2013
  • South Wales .Carmarthenshire. SA18
Re: Vinegar as weed killer??
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2016, 09:34:48 pm »
Buy a bottle of vinegar and give it a go .

Shoiuld it work It's cheaper to buy it from a cash & carry fruit & veg type place if they have it in gallon sized containers  as for me it was about 1/3 rd the price for the same volume as against bottles  or the supermarket prices.

 if it does not work  Road grit  rock salt  or a higher grade salt in a strong solution will .
I discovered this when walking along a well salted road ....nothing grows  along the edges for about 14 inches back from the road edge for several months  till the plants start to creep back or it gets a new dose of wind borne seed etc. . 

Salt has a greater toxic effect than Round up & you only have to keep the chickens off Round up till it is dried If I recall correctly ( do check it out with the appropriate supplier /manufactures guidance rather than rely on hearsay .
 
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Ghdp

  • Joined Aug 2014
  • Conwy
Re: Vinegar as weed killer??
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2016, 10:19:07 pm »
we will give both a go and report back.  Have tried roundup on one area today. There is a rock salt bin outside my gate. Would it be very, very wrong to try some :innocent:

kellyrose

  • Joined Mar 2016
Re: Vinegar as weed killer??
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2016, 11:41:17 am »
Yes Vinegar is a good weed killer, i actually mix salt in with them as well this can help stave off slugs and other insects.

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Vinegar as weed killer??
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2016, 06:04:18 pm »
Add some washing up liquid as well, as a wetting agent, and it works even better.
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