Vinegar or Round Up ?

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UNDILUTED 20% VINEGAR (not 5% store variety)



Vinegar as an Herbicide

Acetic Acid or more commonly known as vinegar has been proven to be an effective herbicide when used at moderate concentrations. A 20% solution of vinegar tested against leading chemical herbicides on various weeds and grasses reveals just how effective vinegar is as an herbicide. University studies document that a 20% vinegar solution can directly compete with the common chemical herbicide Roundup (glyphosate). The vinegar solution actually performs better, is cheaper, and is drastically safer to use than a chemical herbicide!

NEED PROOF THAT VINEGAR IS A WEED-TERMINATOR? Just look at the weeds growing along a pea-stone path in my Herb Garden. These were photographed yesterday afternoon, just moments before I sprayed them with cheap, UNDILUTED, store-brand white vinegar. Here’s what all that greenery looked like this morning:

I’d say those weeds are deader than dead. And that’s why I use vinegar on the gravel paths, brick walk-ways, and blue-stone patio here at A Garden for the House. For me it has proven an effective, eco-friendly answer to Roundup.

And speaking of Roundup, this year Monsanto, the product’s evil manufacturer, agreed with the New York Attorney General’s office to discontinue their use of the terms “biodegradable” and “environmentally friendly” in ads promoting Roundup. Why? Because these terms were bald-faced lies. Roundup is neither biodegradable nor environmentally friendly.

The next time you want to murder your weeds, why douse them with something that will remain in the soil for who knows how long? Maybe you should reach for vinegar instead. Vinegar is cheap. It’s easy to use. I keep gallons of it in my garden shed.

How to Apply: You can use a watering can, a spray bottle or a pump-sprayer to apply vinegar. I use a pump-sprayer, because it is more efficient. Be sure to rinse your sprayer after use, or metal parts (if any) can corrode.

Make your application on a warm, sunny, calm (not windy) day. Vinegar is not selective; it can potentially harm plants you wish to keep, should you accidentally spray them. As I said earlier, I use vinegar on walkways, where grass and ornamental plants are not an issue.

Will vinegar kill every weed in every garden? That I can not say. I only know that it has kept my pathways free of unwanted growth.

2 Responses to “Vinegar or Round Up ?”

  1. J. Martinez Says:

    Love this post, so good to know. (I wish I’d known this last week before I pulled weeds by hand as usual.) So it’s probably not a good idea to spray anywhere I plan to grow flowers in ground. Maybe just walkways and under pots, etc.

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