Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Bee 'Sleeping' in Cucumber Flower
by hammock gal Today at 7:10 am

» Store Bought Compost
by plantoid Today at 6:58 am

» Amaranth
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:57 am

» It's actually more like surviving.... these days...
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:56 am

» Water....
by plantoid Today at 6:44 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in August 2017? 2017
by Kelejan Today at 1:09 am

» Mid-Atl - Aug 2017 - Planning/Planting Fall/Winter Garden
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:22 pm

» N & C Midwest: August is here!!! 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:58 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:54 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 6:00 pm

» Top Dressing with Compost
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 3:59 pm

» What do you know about making sauerkraut?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 3:55 pm

» who has chickens
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:53 pm

» Heat wave and shade screen
by jimmy cee Yesterday at 2:15 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:33 pm

» Newbie Oldbie
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:02 pm

» cherokee purple...seed to dish
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:57 pm

» I feel VERY fortunate!
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:28 am

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by llama momma Yesterday at 6:47 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR 8/15/2017, 9:27 pm

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by yolos 8/15/2017, 8:53 pm

» Ground Cherries
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:18 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 8/15/2017, 7:17 pm

» What I've learned this year
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 4:38 pm

» Grow Produce from Produce!
by CapeCoddess 8/15/2017, 4:09 pm

» Zombie Gardening!
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 4:01 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 3:38 pm

» Intro for this region...
by Browndog 8/15/2017, 2:42 pm

» Easy and Fabulous Crockpot Marinara
by sanderson 8/15/2017, 1:37 pm

» Huge Box of Seeds from 2003!
by countrynaturals 8/15/2017, 12:56 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Weed-a-palooza

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Weed-a-palooza

Post  bonnie0128 on 4/3/2012, 3:12 pm

Ok, the weeds obviously had a party in my garden this fall/winter/early spring. I am kinda at a loss what to do. Yes, I need to pull them - but I was starting to have trouble with some of them last year so they are very resilient and some are very hard to pull (or even dig out - see picture #3). I am going to be relocating my boxes so I need to de-weed, dig out the dirt and go from there. My question is, I found on Pinterest a week-kill formula using vinegar, salt, and dawn. If I use it, will it render my soil un-usable for growing veggies this year? I'm going to attempt to include some pictures so you can see what I'm dealing with. Thanks for any advice you can offer!



[img][/img]
avatar
bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 41
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weed-a-palooza

Post  AvaDGardner on 4/3/2012, 3:20 pm

Hi Bonnie. Great avatar!

I've used salt, vinegar and dish soap on plants, (but never together) and never had a death response from plants (even when I wanted one using salt).

Granted, straight vinegar could burn something, certainly make it too acidic.

And yes, it would probably make it unusable for anything.

Is it MM? If cost is an issue, can you weed it and sterilize it? If cost isn't an issue, can you toss it and start fresh?

I can tell you how to sterilize soil. It's easy.

Ava
avatar
AvaDGardner

Female Posts : 631
Join date : 2012-02-17
Location : Garden Grove, CA (still Zone 10b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weed-a-palooza

Post  bonnie0128 on 4/3/2012, 3:36 pm

I've been away from the forum for a while - but if by MM you mean the mix that Mel suggests in the book (and not the one sold by SFG) than, yes, it is MM.

Cost is a huge factor and I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do since I need to make more soil (some washed from under my boxes) and I can't really afford the components.

So, please do share what you mean about sterilizing the soil. Thank you.

PS - thanks for the compliment on my avatar. I had fun creating it but don't even remember where now!
avatar
bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 41
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weed-a-palooza

Post  Hoggar on 4/3/2012, 3:47 pm

You said you needed to move your boxes so since you need to empty them
this is what I would do.

If you are using Mel's Mix I would scoop out the soil and using your fingers
sift out all of the weeds and root pieces you can then re use the soil. I had
to do this with one of my boxes this spring (I will be putting a plastic cover
over my boxes this fall.)

If you have used soil from your yard I would get some Black plastic and sift
out as much weed and root as you can then tightly seal the soil in the plastic
and let it bake in the sun for a couple of months that should kill whats left with
out chemicals.

Unfortunately that will put you behind on planting.
avatar
Hoggar

Male Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-03-30
Location : Salt Lake City, Ut

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weed-a-palooza

Post  llama momma on 4/3/2012, 4:35 pm

I remember watching control-burned sugar cane fields in Hawaii... It would be nice to think a blow torch would quickly get rid of your weeds, then turn up and expose the roots and torch it again. But I bet peat burns and the wooden sides are an issue too silly me
avatar
llama momma

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4838
Join date : 2010-08-20
Age : 60
Location : Central Ohio zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Weed-a-palooza

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum