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Home-made Herbicide
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Rob    Posted 05-22-2002 at 06:04:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anyone have a home remidy for killing weeds/plants/grass? The national brand weed killers are rather expensive. I guess I could load up a gallon of gasoline in a pump sprayer, but I am kinda looking for somthing less harsh on the environment.

Gasoline comes from the ground right? so I could just say I was recycling =b



screaminghollow    Posted 05-28-2002 at 06:26:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
vinegar. 5% will kill many weeds, that is the strength commonly sold in the stores. Ten percent will kill almost anything.

TB    Posted 05-22-2002 at 13:12:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
A couple of years ago I got a propane weed burner torch it will kill any thing above the ground but thay will grow back. I make sure to keep it away from the house.

Les    Posted 05-22-2002 at 12:20:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Boiling hot water.

Dennis in Ma    Posted 05-22-2002 at 11:37:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
try white vinegar as it comes from the gallon bottle.($1 plus/gallon) I put it in a sprayer and I use it on the grass that grows up through my gravel driveway and it kills it dead, quick -over night. Smells a little for a day or so but is not damaging to the environment (I think).

Hogman    Posted 05-22-2002 at 14:41:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nothing there that should be harmful,and Les as to the boilin water I read a thing about a unit thats on the market,boiler and spray unit,looks pretty good except the price. Don't remember what it was other'n bein in tha upper ouch range. Made mostly for row crop I think.

Burrhead    Posted 05-22-2002 at 21:15:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some bunch here in Houston builds a steam unit for fence rows and right of ways.

All it is- is a portable steam jenny but they want $8900 for a unit for you to mount on your trailer.

Hogman---That sounds like it.    Posted 05-23-2002 at 09:59:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
It was a write up in one of the too many publications I get and was noted that tha price would be a little hard ta pencil out. I guess for tha Organic Farmers it might,mabe. Speakin of Organic farmers,read where a lot of em are givin up that term since big brother came out with the "simplified rules and regulations establishing organic farming guide lines" (My wording) Some 400 pages of Gvmt gobblgoop. Think tha new term is "natural grown" or some such.

screaminghollow    Posted 05-22-2002 at 13:41:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
pickled driveway?

Diesel fuel    Posted 05-22-2002 at 10:20:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
add a little concentrated weed killer if you like.

TimC    Posted 05-22-2002 at 07:56:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Some sort of salt???

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