How to Make Organic Weedkiller

Before we start, this weedkiller is only being used on paths. We do not recommend spraying on to open borders something that has salt and vinegar in it, though these are natural products and break down faster than synthetic sprays, it still kills soil life. Weedkillers should never been applied in a haphazard manner, indiscriminate spraying means that weedkiller can be spread across a wide area, including your neighbours' gardens and it has been proven in science that synthetic sprays migrate from the soil into ground water, into soil life, into food and finally, into you. We are now seeing the same problem with plastics. If you are not sure about spraying then cover any new plot with a thick mulch and weed by hand.


The film below shows you how to make organic weedkiller from two bottles of white wine vinegar (acidity must be 6%+ or nothing will happen to those weeds), one bottle of water of the same size, tap water will do, one tablespoon of salt and liquid soap (to bond the vinegar and salt to the weed leaves). The cost of this weedkiller came in at £2 and was applied on a dry, hot day, with no threat of rain for the next 48 hours and no wind to carry the spray into neighbouring plants and gardens. Yes, he is wearing shorts and yes, the weeds were more frightened of his legs than the vinegar.

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