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Using vinegar to kill weeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:41

Will DB, the comments on that link...now that's reading.

Why. oh, why do you only consider acute toxicity ( LD 50) rather than chronic toxicity?
The number of studies showing glyphosate toxicity is large and growing. There are a slew of studies examining effects of glyphosate as an endocrine disruptor http://www.examiner.com/article/earth-to-seattle-times-glyphosate-is-an-endocrine-disruptor with the most recent showing it is active at parts / trillion (in environmentally relevant concentrations) at stimulating proliferation of hormone sensitive breast cancer…which vinegar, soap and salt certainly do not. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23756170 Glyphosate also uncouples oxidative phosphorylation (in our energy factories- mitochondria) and its toxicity is potentiated by adjuvants- not analyzed in toxicity studies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16263381

The metabolic pathways affected by glyphosate are also found in the beneficial bacteria in your gut. What do you think the knock on effects of that are? It also affects the bacteria in the soil – again , knock on effects?

Using vinegar to kill weeds

Posted: 25/05/2015 at 15:32

I find it insulting that whenever someone says they want to go organic or chemical free...some muppet comes in and says "you need to put glysophate on that". You can buy industrial strength vinegar that comes in around 20 percent. You have to use it on a day when there are at least 3 days without rain. I don't bother with the soap. Don't believe it when people tell you there is nothing wrong with glysophate. https://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/press_releases/foee_4_human_contamination_glyphosate.pdf

Buried treasure

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 11:08

I've found loads and loads of half clothespins. All pink and blue plastic. A hessian bag, loads of concrete rubble. A pvc pipe that leads from the middle of the lawn under the house to who knows where, and a rusted vertical pipe that goes so far down we don't know where it goes or why it is there. Also, one tea saucer, broken. We are sittting on top of an old roman settlement though. I bet there is something down there if we dig further.

Can you compost ferns?

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 15:49

I have a bunch of old dried up fern fronds that I'm ready to cut off. Can I throw them in my compost bin? I don't want any more ferns, as they seem to be coming up everywhere...but I've heard they can be beneficial for soil in compost. I don't think they are bracken ferns.

Horsetail/Mares weed HELP!

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:52

Try adding lime also. They thrive in acidic soil. Lime and mow, lime and mow. Watch out in March/April when the asparagus tops come up, as they have millions of spores! Get them and bag them.

Horsetail problems

Posted: 06/01/2015 at 21:50

Dig out as much of it as you can in the fall/winter. In the spring, be sure to look for those asparagus-like tips as they will produce spores that will spread everywhere. Removed the tips with a plastic bag and keep the tops in them. Starve it from light as best as you can. Do not cover them, they love bad air and thrive under ground cover. Try to improve your soil conditions. Try adding lime to the soil as horestails like acidic soil. Best of luck.

Tomatillos

Posted: 13/10/2014 at 17:19

Oh yes, I grew 4 in bags, and 2 in the ground. The ones in bags thrived as the ones in the ground had to fight with horsetail roots. Bags for sure.

Tomatillos

Posted: 12/10/2014 at 18:57

https://flic.kr/p/pBb4dA

Here is a link to one of my tomatillos. No greenhouse necessary, and I live in Manchester. I had a fantastic yield. Blend these up with lime juice, coriander, onions, salt, sugar, and garlic. The best salsa ever! So fresh. 

 

 

KILLING IVY

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:20

Vinegar (acetic acid) works, but it needs to be 20 percent, not the kind you get at your grocers, which is 5-6 percent. I used it on ivy last year. It needs about three days of sun to work as water washes it away.

Red bugs on fartichokes

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 16:14

Oooh, I have these protecting my strawberries. Nice!

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Can you compost ferns?

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How to open compost bin

We have no manual 
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Eating horsetails

Some wisdom from Native Americans 
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