Posted: 18/03/2017 at 17:18
Vinegar will certainly kill off soft foliage and young seedling; however the information I've seen is that leaves with a waxy cuticle, such as ivy, are only minimally affected.
Also, unlike glyphosate-based herbicides, vinegar does not translocate from the leaves back to the roots and therefore even if the leaves are killed off the plant will regrow.
Much as I understand and agree with your wish not to use glyphosate or similar, I doubt that vinegar will do the job - it would be interesting to know if you have any success with it.
We dealt successfully with a large amount of ivy in this garden by thoroughly digging it out. The occasional new bit of growth was then treated with glyphosate gel.
Last edited: 18 March 2017 17:19:57