Marco Banks wrote:I've read that the half-life of Round-Up is about 3 years. Yikes. There is the initial plant-killing effect, but then the residual effects hang around for years. As a former user of the stuff ("What's the harm?"), I attribute the residues of Round-Up to the death of 3 or four of my trees. My bad -- lesson learned the hard way.”
It could be worse, I fear Roundup was a contributing factor in my mother’s death by cancer. She sprayed miles of ditch bank.
I soaked orange peels in vinegar for a month, strained it, addid citric acid and dish soap, and sprayed it on weeds. It worked, but i generally find it easier to just yank them or hit them with the weed whacker. Or just let them grow.
Dennis Bangham wrote:I have seen where people will use a mixture of pool salt, vinegar and dish soap to control weeds. I would not think this combination has any lasting ill effects but ti also may take several applications.
Has anyone used this mix with success?