Why is it the first things to really take off growing are the weeds? I've already begun getting questions about how to get rid of them organically, without yanking them out of the ground one by one. Every year someone asks if vinegar really works as an herbicide. The short answer is - yes. It's not as simple as tossing some salad dressing on them, but the bottom line is that household vinegar will kill many weeds. It may take more than one try and you'd have better luck with a stronger concentration of acetic acid, but it's an organic control worth trying. Here are some suggestions for using vinegar as to kill weeds. Don't forget to check out the comments, below, for more ideas from readers.
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