Friday, May 3, 2013

Hawkweed and vinegar, no Roundup, not supporting Monsanto.

For three springs now we have been spraying hawkweed with plain store bought vinegar. Let me tell you- it works. The hawkweed patches are getting smaller and smaller and I can safely report that 75% of the them are gone. It takes time and patience. But it is absolutely well worth it. I spray anytime I want, no mask, no protective gear, and mostly I do not have to worry about my farm animals walking by me and munching away. I have a post on my Facebook, well several posts, about very serious health consequences of using Roundup.

As you can see from the images I bought several bottles of regular vinegar, I think one large bottle was about $6. Spray container I got at our local farm supply store and voila. I do not dilute the vinegar. Happy safe spraying.

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  1. If you order 20% vinegar online, it works MUCH faster!

  2. It would be nice to hear more on this topic, especially how you treated with vinegar. I've been researching hawkweed and it's very difficult to deal with a large infestation.

  3. I buy apple cider vinegar, regular one, in our grocery store. One gallon bottle is about 4 dollars. I use it straight, not diluted. I bought a spray bottle with a pump at the farm store and just spray the hawkweed. I have been doing it two or three years now some patches have disappears completely, some are smaller. It is not an instant but with a bit of patience it works.

    Jessic, thanks for the post. I will try the 20%, I think the one I am buying is only 5%.