Having a garden is a wonderful way to connect with the world and with nature. If you have children, you can teach them about plants, nutrition, and the natural world. You need to learn to control weeds so that the health of your plants is not harmed. But do you use herbicides?
All gardeners should learn to control weeds but it is not a good idea to use chemicals because you can put the environment at risk, but also your health and that of your family. The chemicals that you can find on the market are highly toxic, but fortunately, we have alternatives. White vinegar can be used as a natural remedy to kill and kill all weeds. If you want to know everything about the use of white vinegar as an herbicide, keep reading this article.
Typically white vinegar is used in cooking, but you may want to skip this use and use it in your garden to kill weeds. The white vinegar that you can buy at the supermarket is powerful enough to kill weeds quickly .
To kill weeds quickly (on the same day), the vinegar will need to have an acetic acid concentration of at least 10 percent. If it is less, it will take longer to kill it. You can find 10 percent acetic acid vinegar in nurseries, but not in a supermarket.
How does it work
But how can vinegar kill weeds? The acid in the vinegar dries up and keeps weeds from growing . That is why it is very important that the vinegar only touches the leaves of the weeds.
Although vinegar cannot damage the roots of the plant, the best way to use it is to kill the weeds when they are young and remove them from the ground with their roots intact. Also, be careful when spraying the vinegar, as it can kill the plants.
How to make the herbicide
To use white vinegar to kill weeds, you must :
- Mix the white vinegar with natural lemon juice. You must mix the two (1/4 of lemon juice per liter of vinegar).
- After making the mixture you should put it in a spray bottle and cover the leaves and stems of the weeds.
- The hotter it is or the more sun it gives the plants directly, the more effective the spray will be.