For a lot of our time trying to survive, we can often use natural materials and resources to help us. It's a typical thing for most survivalists to do. However, every once in a while, we also encounter the dark side of nature: some kind of threat or obstacle.
And one of the more stealthy and less obvious natural threats is weeds and invasive plants of all kinds. They can really damage our gardens and such, which isn't good as those are typically what we rely on for food.
So, to learn about a great and all-natural way to kill them, here's what you need to know about this great herbicide from the folks at Off the Grid News.
Here is what I used:
- 1 gallon of white vinegar
- 2 cups salt
- 2 tablespoons dishwashing liquid
The basic recipe is to mix the vinegar with the salt. Then, put this mixture into a pump sprayer and add a couple tablespoons of dishwashing liquid.
Find the offending plants you want to remove from existence and spray away. It is best to do this on a bright sunny day when there is little chance of rain. You may need to apply this several times in order to get the full effect of an all-natural herbicide, but it really does work. A word of warning, though: Only plan to use this method if you do not intend on having any plants in this area for the foreseeable future.
The reason I picked these three ingredients is for their potential to do just what I want them to do. The soap will help whatever spray you are applying to adhere to the plants. The vinegar will kill all living material above ground, but won’t do anything to the material below the surface. The salt will penetrate the soil and will raise the salinity too high for it to support plant life.
If you want to kill off a ground cover while leaving the soil able to grow life, then just leave the salt out.
Who knew that something that useful would be such a simple design? That's all you really need to do, and you're set. With this herbicide, you'll be able to easily protect your property from bothersome or annoying plants, from basic weeds to poison ivy!
To learn about some other great things you can do with this herbicide, please visit Off the Grid News.
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