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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 3:26 pm 
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Hi,

I'm trying to reduce my carbon foot print in every way. Right now I'm growing organic tomatoes. but the weeds are disturbing a lot. Is there any real organic way to kill weeds or, natural way?

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 Post subject: Re: organic weed spray
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Ya. Vinagar poored on them in the middle of a hot summer day. But in a garden setting, A hoe and lots of mulch.


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 Post subject: Re: organic weed spray
PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 9:42 am 
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Vinegar spray is what kills plants. Vinegar drench feeds plants. The vinegar is just a very low pH source of carbohydrates to the soil microbes.

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 Post subject: Re: organic weed spray
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:54 am 
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Fleshy weeds can be killed, I find, by trimming off the leaves than piling salt on the cut stems. Curiously enough, salt was much used in Victorian gardens as a fertiliser to boost plant growth. William Cobbett advocated laying three tons of it per garden! But then a gentleman's garden in those days was several acres. So much salt in today's modest gardens would sterilise the soil.

A proven way to kill bindweed, horsetail (Equisetem arvens) and other perennials is to cut the tops off and shroud the stem in a plastic bag of strong brine. The plant takes in the salt and dies. This is impractical for a field full of perennial weeds, of course, but it works in a flower garden to eliminate invasive vines.


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