Vinegar - One of the Most Important Tools in the Organic Tool Chest Newsletter
VINEGAR - One of the Most Important Tools in the Organic Tool Chest
Vinegar herbicides should be sprayed with backpack or pump up sprayers - not with hose end sprayers.
Spray grasses and weeds in pavement cracks
and gravel, around trees and other woody plants.
Vinegar was discovered by accident about 10,000 years ago when wine was accidentally allowed to ferment too long and turned sour. It can be made from many products, including beer, apples, berries, beets, corn, fruits, grains, honey, malt, maple syrup, melons, molasses, potatoes, rice, sorghum and other foods containing sugar. Natural sugars in these food products are fermented into alcohol, which is then fermented into vinegar.
Organic apple cider vinegar that’s used on food and taken internally.
Fruit vinegar is made from the fermentation of a variety of fruits. Apples are most commonly used, but grapes, peaches and other fruits also work. The product label will identify the starting ingredients, such as “apple cider vinegar” or “wine vinegar”. Malt vinegar is made from the fermentation of barley malt or other cereal grains. Sugar vinegar is made from sugar, syrup or molasses. White, spirit or distilled vinegar is made by fermenting distilled alcohol. Distilled white vinegar is made from 190 proof alcohol that is fermented by adding sugar and living bacterial. Natural vinegar contains at least fifty trace minerals. Vinegar that is made from the petroleum derivative, 99% acetic acid, is not acceptable in an organic program.
10% white vinegar used to make my herbicide mix.
20% vinegar product that is labeled for organic weed control.
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