Day 76 – Chemical-free Weed Killer


Weed killer really freaks me out, so I don’t use it. Have you read the recent findings on Roundup? These chemicals are killing human cells! I’ll live with the weeds, thank you!

When I saw this pin for a chemical-free weed killer, I figured it was at least worth a try.

All you need is vinegar!

I put some distilled white vinegar in a spray bottle and went to work. I should note that the vinegar you buy at the grocery store isn’t supposed to be as effective as some stronger stuff you can buy (though I’m not sure where). I just used the stuff from the grocery store.

As with any weed killer, you will want to be careful about spraying it around plants and grasses that you don’t want to kill.

Weeds before:

Weeds after:

The second weed definitely needs another hit of vinegar, but it is on its way out. The bigger the weed, the more vinegar you will need. I’m pretty happy with this one though. I absolutely love that it’s chemical-free!

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5 Comments… Share your views

  1. I’m going to try it too! I don’t use chemicals in my garden (because of the wildlife, my children and my dogs) and unfortunately the weeds get the best of me sometimes!! Thanks for the tip!!

  2. Baking Soda is another good one, it neutralized the ph in the surrounding soil so nothing will grow. You can buy 13lb bags of arm and hammer baking soda from Costco.

  3. My daughter sent this one to me from a Pinterest site. A recipe for getting rid of weeds that uses 1/2 gallon of plain vinegar, 1/2 cup of salt and 2 tablespoons of dish soap. Mix well,spray on the weeds on a warm to hot day. Don’t get any on plants you want to keep. Its been to cool here ( Ottawa , Canada )for me to try. So I am not sure who is the author of the recipe.

  4. Err…vinegar is a chemical. Acetic Acid. Everything is chemicals. Some chemicals are not great to put on your garden. Others such as H2O are just fine.

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