Q & A – What Do You Use For A Safe Organic Weed Killer?

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Today’s question comes from Randy. He asks “What are you using for weed and grass killer since you don’t use any harmful chemicals in your yard?” Great question.

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First I would like the explain why I don’t use products like Roundup or other similar products. I discuss the information from this link in the podcast http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/roundup-weed-killer-zmaz09djzraw.aspx

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So what do I use as a weed and grass killer?

This is a mixture I seen many times on the internet, it has slight variations depending on where you read it at but this is what I have found to work well for a couple years now.

Weed Killer

1 gallon White Vinegar

1 cup Epsom Salt

1/2 cup Dawn Dish Soap

Mix together and put in a sprayer.  Apply late morning after the morning dew has dried up and no rain in the forecast for a day or two. That’s it, not complicated at all.

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The next question should be “How well does it work?”  Really good, very fast, but not as long lasting as a commercial weed and grass killer. I apply every couple weeks and nothing grows in those areas. However if I wait too long to reapply the weeds will come right back. For me this not a problem because it’s very inexpensive (about $2.50 a gallon) and the areas I use it on takes a little less than a gallon and it only takes about 15 minutes to apply.

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I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.
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