Yes, I am the weed killer. Mild mannered (yeah, right) GrannyK is after weeds and she means it!
A friend on Facebook posted a recipe for weed killer that is effective but kind to the planet. It’s probably a lot better for the cats that are roaming around, too. I hope it isn’t so gentle on the raccoons. Raccoons are adorable and have a right to exist, I know, but they are causing me lots of trouble! They attack our cats and eat their food. They drag things off our front porch and some of those things are just gone. I know it is the raccoons doing it because I have caught them red-handed! **shakes a fist at the sky** Stop it raccoons!
Sorry, this post is about weed killer, not raccoons.
We have a lot of goat head weeds here. Those buggers are not fun. They get huge around here, and will actually flatten a car tire. Rarely, but it did happen to us once. My son’s bike tires are forever in repair mode because of them, and he tries to be so careful. I bet the raccoons planted them. **shakes a fist at the sky** RACCOONS!
The recipe for the weed killer is…8 cups white vinegar, 1 cup epsom salt, and 2 tablespoons blue Dawn dish soap. It MUST be the blue one. Don’t ask why, I just know several people have told me this, and they sounded serious so I didn’t argue. I didn’t want that much just to test it, so I was forced to use math to reduce the amount to fit into a squirt bottle. I picked a section of my driveway that is unusable because of the goat heads. I started out okay, spraying them enough to cover them completely. Then, something happened and I felt anger welling up inside of me. I ripped the lid off the spray bottle and started pouring the weed killer on those weeds. I heard someone yelling, “DIE EVIL SPAWNS”! I think it might have been me.
Shaking a little from the overwhelming emotions, I went back into the house to resume my day.
Later in the afternoon, I went to check on the progress. Here are some before and after pictures. How do you like me now, evil plants! It is working!