I have been using the vinegar as weed killer trick for years now. I started when I found poison ivy on our property. I am highly allergic to the oil on this plant and can’t even touch something that touched poison ivy without getting it.
So I used vinegar. Dr. Osborne recommends adding dish soap to vinegar to kill some plants that have waxy leaves. I find that if I add a nice cup of kosher sale to a gallon of cider or white vinegar, stir until dissolved and pour it on the poison ivy, it doesn’t stand a chance.
Weeds don’t either.
The good doctor does note that vinegar doesn’t discriminate – it kills anything. So be careful how your pour or spray. Other plants will go down with the weeds.
And using this common household product ensures that you are not poisoning the water for you or for your neighbors (think wells, water table and where Round Up goes once it leaves the sprayer).
I love this post and am so glad that Dr. Osborne shared his secret.