You can make your own natural weed killer by combining some common household ingredients:
1 gallon Vinegar
1-1/2 cups Epsom Salt
2 tablespoons Dish Soap
Both vinegar and salt are great at drawing out moisture from the weeds. The dish soap contains a surfactant which breaks down the surface tension on the leaves of the weed and allows the solution to be absorbed.
It’s best applied on a warm day with the weather forecast calling for several sunny days after application.
From author Sharon Lovejoy’s book,
“Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots”
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ cup white vinegar
½ teaspoon Ivory Liquid Dish Soap
1 gallon water
Pour the mixture into a small spray bottle and shake thoroughly before each use. Spray your hollyhocks once a week from the time the first buds appear until the flowers finish blooming. Always apply in the early morning drenching both sides of the leaves with liquid.
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