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Spray them with cheap, undiluted, store-brand white vinegar. Here’s what all that greenery looked like this morning:

Use vinegar on the gravel paths, brick walk-ways, etc. For me it has proven an effective, eco-friendly answer to Roundup.

And speaking of Roundup, this year Monsanto, the product’s evil manufacturer, agreed with the New York Attorney General’s office to discontinue their use of the terms “biodegradable” and “environmentally friendly” in ads promoting Roundup. Why? Because these terms were bald-faced lies. Roundup is neither biodegradable nor environmentally friendly.

The next time you want to murder your weeds, why douse them with something that will remain in the soil for who knows how long? Maybe you should reach for vinegar instead. Vinegar is cheap. It’s easy to use. I keep gallons of it in my garden shed.

How to Apply: You can use a watering can, a spray bottle or a pump-sprayer to apply vinegar. I use a pump-sprayer, because it is more efficient. Be sure to rinse your sprayer after use, or metal parts (if any) can corrode.

Make your application on a warm, sunny, calm (not windy) day. Vinegar is not selective; it can potentially harm plants you wish to keep, should you accidentally spray them. As I said earlier, I use vinegar on walkways, where grass and ornamental plants are not an issue.

Will vinegar kill every weed in every garden? That I can not say. I only know that it has kept my pathways free of unwanted growth.

Note: Many had asked if I dilute the vinegar with water. No, I do not. I pour it directly from jug to pump-sprayer.

source: http://www.agardenforthehouse.com/2011/06/got-weeds-use-vinegar-not-roundup/

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Roundup more toxic than officially declared – new study! ~ http://www.gmwatch.org/latest-listing/52-2013/14654-roundup-more-toxic-than-officially-declared-new-study

Note: Most white vinegars are made from GMO corn, please know your source and select non-gmo products! 

Non-GMO Vinegars ~ http://www.fleischmannsvinegar.com/Retail-Products.aspx

Napa Valley Naturals ~ http://www.napavalleynaturals.com/Organic-White-Wine-Vinegar/p/NVN-WHITE&c=NapaValleyNaturals@WineVinegars

If the white vinegar is made from corn, then most likely its is made from GM corn or round-up ready corn. ~ http://myhealthygreenfamily.com/blog/wordpress/your-vinegar-may-be-made-from-petroleum-products/

Simple Trick Removes Pesticides from Your Vegetables & Fruits ~ http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/08/20/vinegar-as-non-toxic-cleaner.aspx

DIY Homemade White Vinegar & Apple Cider Vinegar ~

Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients:

½ gallon organic unfiltered, unpasteurized apple cider
1 packet wine yeast
2 cups unfiltered vinegar
1 large toy balloon

Directions:

Pour the cider into a clean one-gallon jug, stir in the yeast, and stretch the neck of the balloon over the opening of the jug. This makes a simple airlock that will give the fermentation gasses a place to go without allowing any oxygen back into the jug.

Place the jug where it will stay at room temperature. You will soon see small bubbles rising up through the cider, and the balloon will start to inflate. The cider will ferment for about two weeks. Keep an eye on the balloon: If it is getting huge, you can pull its neck away from the jug neck briefly in one spot to vent some of the excess gas. Once the bubbles have disappeared or have diminished to just a few, pour the cider to a large, clean wide-mouthed glass or stainless steel container, add the unfiltered vinegar, and proceed as for Simple Wine Vinegar.

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Some commercial white vinegars are made from ethanol that was synthesized from petroleum rather than from food—not exactly what you want to be eating or cleaning with. Read the fine print, call the company, and ask what they make it out of, or make your own to be sure.

Ingredients:

½ gallon water
1¾ cups sugar (organic sugar is GMO-Free)
1 packet wine yeast (or baking yeast in a pinch)
2 cups unfiltered vinegar
1 large toy balloon

Directions:

Heat the water and sugar in a large pot on the stove, stirring until the sugar is completely dissolved. Allow the sugar water to cool somewhat (about 110 degrees F is good; much hotter than that and you will kill the yeast when you add it). Proceed as for apple cider vinegar above.

source: http://www.rodale.com/homemade-vinegar?page=0,0

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