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Dear Pinterest gardeners, Stop advising your followers to use salt as a weed killer. The vinegar part of your homemade concoction is all good (even though Purdue.edu says household vinegar isn’t strong enough) - and even the drop of dish soap won’t harm much (soap to make the vinegar stick for a day or two). But salt lingers in your soil and will prevent anything else from growing there, ever.
Got any old dishes lying around? Make a birdbath!
Spring is coming and this is the BEST Weed Spray. I made 3 gallons for around $4.00 last year after seeing a pin. Worked better than Round Up & killed the weeds/stray grass on first application. One gallon of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, 1/2 c table salt, 1 tsp Dawn. Mix and pour into a smaller spray bottle. (you can purchase 3 gallon size Apple Cider Vinegar in the canning section of a good hardware store - cheap!)
Thriving since 1960, my garden in a bottle: Seedling sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years David Latimer first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before tightly sealing it shut 'as an experiment' The hardy spiderworts plant inside has grown to fill the 10-gallon container by surviving entirely on recycled air, nutrients and water. Wow!!!!