A friend posted a recipe to Facebook for a safe and simple DIY alternative to RoundUp, so I thought I’d give it a whirl on our mess of buttercups, dandelions, and morning glory in the new yard. There seem to be a few variations online. Here’s what I used:
1 gallon white vinegar
1 cup Epsom salts (some say table salt, Epsom seemed deadlier and I have a bunch)
1 tablespoon dish soap (some say Dawn, I say anything blue is freaky and went with Biokleen)

I put it in a spray bottle, strapped on the baby, and went outside to go to town on the weeds just now. I’ll let you know how it works. I’ll invest in a sprayer if it’s successful, the bottle was tough on my hands.

Note, two days later: it didn’t work at all. Maybe it wasn’t hot enough? Maybe I didn’t apply enough? Or maybe it needs to be much, much stronger.

A friend posted a recipe to Facebook for a safe and simple DIY alternative to RoundUp, so I thought I’d give it a whirl on our mess of buttercups, dandelions, and morning glory in the new yard. There seem to be a few variations online. Here’s what I used:

1 gallon white vinegar
1 cup Epsom salts (some say table salt, Epsom seemed deadlier and I have a bunch)
1 tablespoon dish soap (some say Dawn, I say anything blue is freaky and went with Biokleen)

I put it in a spray bottle, strapped on the baby, and went outside to go to town on the weeds just now. I’ll let you know how it works. I’ll invest in a sprayer if it’s successful, the bottle was tough on my hands.

Note, two days later: it didn’t work at all. Maybe it wasn’t hot enough? Maybe I didn’t apply enough? Or maybe it needs to be much, much stronger.
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