I found a cheap and non toxic weed killer

  • I found a cheap and non toxic weed killer

    Posted by R-N on April 29, 2023 at 5:56 pm

    I needed to kill a hedge bush that was propagating on my property.

    The hedge bush was approx 15 feet by 10 feet. I chopped it down and put white vinegar on what was left and then sprinkled a lot of table salt on it. Only a few of the deepest roots tried to grow and I retreated them and it is now gone!

    I have tried all the usual products in the past and the vinegar followed by the table salt worked best.

    Sneaky1776 replied 6 months, 3 weeks ago 10 Members · 14 Replies
  • 14 Replies
  • blewis

    April 29, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Can’t wait to try

  • Raspberry

    April 29, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    Nice! Thanks for sharing! I have an area I’m going to try this method on.


    April 29, 2023 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you!!!

  • MartHale7

    April 29, 2023 at 8:41 pm

    Just be aware table salt will destroy cement. I poured a large amount on cement to melt ice and then the cement pitted away. Indeed salt works but it kills all till it is diluted. Many fertilizers have salt and the built up can cause plants to stop growing as well….

    • R-N

      April 29, 2023 at 10:02 pm

      The salt will definitely kill plants. The only time I use this weed killer is when I want the plant DEAD and nothing else to grow there.

      After a while the salt will dilute with rains or water.

  • Tellison1

    April 29, 2023 at 10:12 pm

    I once had about 40 popcorn trees pop up in my yard. Nothing kills them . However I got rock salt and sprinkled around them. They died and havnt came back. That was about 4 years ago. I use rock salt because it dissolves slowly and doesn’t wash awsy.

    • R-N

      April 29, 2023 at 11:02 pm

      I like using rock salt but it costs more and I wanted a layer of salt over the entire area to make sure I got all the roots gone. If I had to reapply the salt later I would definitely try rock salt because it does last longer. I used table salt and after two applications it was gone. I had to cover an area approx 8 feet in diameter.

  • Goodvibe

    April 29, 2023 at 10:32 pm

    Are you just putting some white vinegar on the cuttings/stumps and then salt on the vinegar?

    This sounds so easy!! 🤯

    • R-N

      April 29, 2023 at 10:56 pm

      I put sprayed white vinegar on the stump and any stobs above ground and then sprayed over the entire area of the plant(s) that you want gone and then put salt over the same area. I use the el cheapo salt from any cheap store. I used about 2 gallons of white vinegar and then about 30 boxes of salt for an approx 15 foot by 10 foot hedge bush. In Alabama they are next to impossible to eliminate. I have around $4.00 a gallon for white vinegar and $.38 for each 26 ounce box of salt. The results were not immediate but lasting.

      • Sneaky1776

        May 8, 2023 at 8:18 pm

        They sell a higher percentage vinegar that works without the salt. I’ve seen up to 75 percent. I have some ordered. I’ll let you know

  • backwoods-countryboy

    April 29, 2023 at 11:27 pm


  • backwoods-countryboy

    April 29, 2023 at 11:28 pm

    Are you able to recycle the wood for cooking

    • R-N

      April 29, 2023 at 11:30 pm

      I do not recycle the hedge as it is very prolific

  • Thy-abundance

    April 30, 2023 at 1:21 am

    Aloha from Volcano Hawaii🌋

    Don’t know if this will help unless your near the ocean…..we use ocean water in areas that have heavy seaweeds. Works wonders and kill all the weeds, vines, shrubs, and trees if you apply it heavy.

    Shari’n is cari’n 😉

    If your not near the ocean the ya’ll have to get to Hawaii to try this ancient Hawaiian secret.

    Ha ha ha 😆


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