Weeds-the bane of the gardener! They are a continual enemy and a never ending fight! But, we must not give up the fight. I told you about the newly sprouting weeds in the stone walk-way that I worked on this fall-you can read about it here.
Below is an example of all the weed seedlings coming up among the stones. These weed seeds were of my own making-the cause being, letting large weeds go to seed before pulling them. Weeds should never be let go to seed.
But, sometimes, as much as I try, life gets in the way, along with something else, called my energy level. Sometimes, there is just not enough umph to get everything done that needs done.
My family tells that I need to scale the gardens back, that I just can’t keep up with them all, but I am not willing to throw in the towel yet . So I keep trudging along, getting done what I can, and try not to worry too much about what is still needing done. Trying to be thankful for what I do get done! And I do love working in the garden so.
Now, back to vinegar.
Below, is a photo of the weeds sprouting, even through the bark mulch. These were sprayed with vinegar, and….
…two days later. This is the exact spot as the picture above. You can still see a few little weeds, and these will get another spray from the bottle of vinegar.
I was surprised and pleased with the results.
Here is a ‘recipe’ that I found for a vinegar weed killer spray.
1 gal. apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup table salt
1 tsp. Dawn dish soap
Mix all together, and use in a spray bottle to battle weeds
I will be mixing me up a batch of this weed killer to use this coming Spring. What I used in the preceding photos was plain white vinegar, that I use for cleaning my house. It worked fine.
I will be trying it on bigger weeds also, but am dubious that it will work on them !
Happy gardening, or happy rest from gardening, now that winter is fast approaching!
“And some (seeds) fell among thorns, (weeds)
and the thorns (weeds) sprung up
and choked them.