Did you know you can use vinegar as a natural weed killer? Next time you spot weeds popping up through your mulch, head to the kitchen and grab the vinegar. Rather than shelling out big bucks for chemicals, simply spray a few squirts of vinegar directly on your weeds. The acetic acid in the vinegar will kill anything it comes in contact with by temporarily lowering the pH of the soil.
Not only is vinegar cheap and non-toxic, it doesn’t do any long term damage to the soil and it is fast acting. But be careful not to squirt vinegar of your vegetable plants or they will die.
For best results spay your weeds with vinegar on a sunny day and keep in mind that some weeds have really long roots and may need to be sprayed more than once.
Did you know vinegar is a health remedy, a neutralizer, a cleaner, a condiment, and a preservative? It can kill bacteria, mold, and germs, yet it is environmentally safe. Want to learn more? Check out the book Vinegar: Over 400 Various, Versatile, and Very Good Uses You’ve Probably Never Thought Of by Vicki Lansky.
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