Posted: 13/05/2013 at 15:12
What does it do to the soil..or to me? I understood glyphosate is inactivated in the soil, doesn't translocate to other plants and is harmless to wildlife.
In bygone days the chemicals used were highly toxic.
For me the use of glyphosate is occasional and sparing. The odd weed in the path etc. It's use is to eradicate perennial weeds and once gone just to hand weed the annual stuff. I don't use chemicals in the garden or use artificial fertilisers. Slug pellets are used very, very sparingly.....my main control is torch and saline solution.
It's very difficult to grow the plants we want without access to some sort of weedkiller now and then. It's not about "tidyness" at all..it's about growing a nice and healthy garden. Thats allowable I think.
That roundup gel is not brilliant. Tried it but it's not as good as the old glyphosate in a bottle with a built in brush