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I got this frugal, yet extremely effective, way of killing weeds from my neighbor. He was out spraying his weeds a couple of weeks ago and I had to inquire what he was using because all I could smell was vinegar. I love that it is safe for my family and the environment. I also love the price!
I have googled this recipe and there are a million and one different variations so I thought I would share what I used and show you how well it worked.
- spray bottle (I had a 34 ounce one I purchased at the $ store a while ago)
- Pickling vinegar (It works better than regular vinegar because the acetic acid % is higher)
- Salt (1/2 cup for m size bottle)
- Dish soap (a squeeze)
That is it!!
Fill a spray bottle almost full with Pickling vinegar. Since my spray bottle wasn't huge, I added only 1/2 cups of salt. If you spray bottle is big, add more salt. Squirt in a dash of dish soap into the bottle. Close the bottle tight and shake, shake, shake. You are done!!!
Go outside on a bright sunny day and spray those weeds. I found the sun sped up the process so try to pick a good day to do it. Remember though, this will also kill your grass and plants too. So don't get trigger happy like me and kill other things around the garden :)
Here are the before images: