Home-made Weed-B-Gone.....

ChocAmoire(zone7a/b VA)May 13, 2002

Anyone have any home-made recipes to get rid of weeds? Something easily made in the kitchen?

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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

This is home made RoundUp. I use 20% vinegar mixed with 1T of molasses and 2T of dish soap as wetting agents mixed to one gallon of vinegar. I get the vinegar at a feed store. This mix kills most broadleaved plants in about 2 hours and most grass in 2 days, so watch your overspray.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2002 at 1:55PM
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BarbC(8 coastal SC)

I have not done that with molasses, but with 1 cup of salt, instead. Everything else was the same. It works, but may temporarily taint the soil, so I wouldn't use it where you intend to plant immediately.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2002 at 1:43AM
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byron(4a/5b NH)

Have you tried Corn Gluten Meal?

    Bookmark   May 15, 2002 at 9:07AM
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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

I have. Corn gluten meal is a preemergent and doesn't do anything for growing weeds. I'm not convinced it does anything for weed seeds either, but it sure makes a GREAT fertilizer!!

    Bookmark   May 21, 2002 at 1:27AM
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mensabrains(Z10 los angeles)

jerry baker says gin in a spray bottle will kill broadleaf weeds.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2004 at 11:14PM
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BarbC(8 coastal SC)

What a waste of gin! LOL

    Bookmark   June 20, 2004 at 5:05AM
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angelfairy(Z-8 S.AL)

I have ducks and geese and feed them on the ground with cracked corn from the feed store. Everywhere I place the corn all the grass/weeds die with-in a week. Of course I would not suggest it for those without fowl as you would also attract rodents.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2004 at 10:10AM
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davimi(6)

angelfairy,

Could that be because the ducks are KILLING the grass?

    Bookmark   July 15, 2004 at 9:58PM
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mid_tn_mama(6)

Makes sense since cornmeal is an organic pre-emergent.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2004 at 1:25PM
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sandy0225(z5 Indiana)

Drink a bunch of the gin and you won't care if your weeds are growing.....

    Bookmark   November 17, 2004 at 2:11PM
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dian57(M-H Valley NY-5)

Any idea if this works on bindweed? It's the most evil plant every to take hold in my garden.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2009 at 3:48AM
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murrayk222_aol_com

The Black crows showed up on my front lawn. Hundreds of them and the next thing most of my Marathon II was torn out of the ground. I reported this to Ortho they said it wasn't from the Weed B Gon. I took the bottle spray off the water hose and it was full of ants, you could hardly see the bottle. Why WHY me?

    Bookmark   September 9, 2011 at 6:51PM
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