Next round of weed pics coming up. I had a request for the recipe again: 1 gallon vinegar, 1/2 c. salt, 2 big squirts dishsoap (I use an organic brand) -- the dishsoap helps the vinegar stick to the weed better.
First off is the thistle. On the left was a day after spraying. On the right was from yesterday. You can still see green on the stem, so I'm going to keep watching to see if it will eventually shrivel up. I may spray it again once an entire week has gone by.
I'm guessing the stem is green because when I first sprayed it the leaves kept most of the solution from reaching the stem.
These are the thistle & wild carrot/queen anne's lace (not sure which) that I mowed first and then sprayed. The first pic is right after spraying. It's hard to tell if it's doing much in the bottom 2 pics. I need to figure out which chopped off weed is which. Looking around at the bed, some of them are much browner than others. It might take the thicker stems longer to die off?? I should have left half the bed unsprayed to see what happened from just mowing -- if they would have still turned brown or not. The big test is whether these grow back....
The grassy stuff was drying up -- not sure if the stem of it closest to the ground will or not. Not sure about the evil vine. I'm surprised how green it still is. There are brown spots on it now, but I have a feeling this one may be harder to kill. May need a couple of treatments. Haven't checked it today yet, though. It's one I definitely need to eliminate -- it spreads everywhere!!
Thanks for the recipe. I'll try it on my weeds later this week.
Need Hatching Eggs Pronto Please!
Tomorrow, my son is going to an engineering conference in Danville. I know we have a member from Danville and many nearby members, too. He could purchase a few hatching eggs for Bonbon late tomorrow afternoon. I'm looking for 2-3 Silkie eggs and/or frizzle bantam breed. Meanwhile Bonbon is sitting on an empty nest! Don't let Bonbon waste away on an empty nest!
In case you don't know where Danville is, this map shows the Danville area in red and Indy in gray. Thank you!
I'm in Bargersville, so not drastically far from Danville area or maybe close to the road he is taking to get home. I don't have any of the breeds you listed but I have some barnyard eggs you could let her sit on.
My chickens have started flying over our 5 ft fence while free ranging. This is the first year that they have tried it and I have to say it is a bit annoying as there is no way to let them free range and keep them on our property now.