Vinegar As A Weed Killer??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, May 31, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I thought i read on here somewhere that you can use vinegar as an animal safe weed killer??
    Does it really work?? And is the vinegar diluted? And will apple cider vinegar work? I have both white and apple cider...
    Just looking for an animal safe weed killer as i have my pigs and geese in my yard...
    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] I have goats.
     
  3. Kassaundra

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  4. herfrds

    herfrds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard about a guy using white vinegar, but he used it on Russian Thistle when it was young. Said the livestock loved it.
    Spray it on until it is dripping wet.

    I've never tried it, so this is hear say.
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Yes it will work. Works best if it is sprayed on on a hot sunny day.
    Not always effective to kill the roots though. The weed might come back.
    Might take a couple days to see the results.

    Imp

    No need to dilute the vinegar, and I think any vinegar will work.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Yeah..lucky! [​IMG]
    I dont have my goats anymore... [​IMG]
     
  7. Frosty

    Frosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Straight white vinegar, don't dilute it. It kills grass, Canada Thistle and some other weeds. For the thistle, you may have to spray a second time if it starts coming back. They also sell a higher percentage vinegar just for using as a weed killer, but it costs something like $9 a gallon.
     
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  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Awesome!!! I LOVE this because i wont have to worry about my animals getting into chemicals. Thanks so much!
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I pour it on the plants/weeds that come up between the pavers.
     

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