Re: WEEDS!

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Posted by Newt on July 03, 2003 at 17:00:31:

In Reply to: WEEDS! posted by Sue on July 03, 2003 at 04:08:57:

: I am trying to use less harsh chemicals in my daily life. I help my 89 year old Granny. She has a ton of weeds growing between the cracks in her driveway.
: I do not want to use round up.
: If there a environmentally sound method to help with this...besides by hand? I do not have time to do it by hand.
: Thanks

Hi Sue,
You're such a good person to help your Granny! You could use vinegar. There's a stronger type that's 20% solution that you can get for such a purpose, but most folks use 5% white vinegar from the supermarket full strength for such a purpose with good results. Take a look at these.

http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2002/020515.htm
http://www.greensense.net/vinegarmsds.html
http://www.greensense.net/vinegar.html

This place has environmentally friendly solutions to pests, weeds and plant diseases. They have a search feature too.
www.gardensalive.com

You might also find this site for home made pest control helpful as well.
http://www.permacult.com.au/research/natural_pest_control.html

Best of luck,
Newt

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