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Homemade Non-Toxic Weed Killer

>8 June 2009
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Here’s a cheap way to make your own non-toxic weed killer from stuff you already use around the house!

  • 1 lb. Table Salt
  • 1 gallon White Vinegar
  • Liquid dish detergent

Dissolve the salt in the vinegar, then add 8 drops of liquid dish detergent. Store in a labeled spray bottle.

Great for spraying grass on gravel driveways! Just be sure not to spray it near any plants you do want to keep :)

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  • Lisa said:

    That is a great tip! Do you have any ideas for non-toxic insect repellant for the vegetable garden?

  • Kendra at New Life On A Homestead (author) said:

    I’ll search my books and see what I can find!

  • MelissaD said:

    Yea! I’ll have to try this recipe!
    And like Lisa, I’d like have an insect repellent recipe, too, if you have/find one.

  • Kara said:

    1 tsp of dishsoap in 4 cups of water. Put in a spray bottle, and spray over the plant to kill aphids and spidermites.

  • Stephanie @ Keeper of the Home said:

    That sounds awesome. I really need something natural to try, instead of the chemicals my landlords keep using. :( Thanks!

  • Michele said:

    Is this weed killer safe to use on dandelions in the lawn?

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