Alternative to Roundup?

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Any herbicides out there to use in place of Roundup since it is a known potential carcinogen?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Jan 08, 2018
    Hi Sharon,
    I'm assuming you want to get rid of some weeds. Boiling water is very effective, just don't pour it on anything you want to keep. I hope that helps you. Wishing you the best.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Jan 08, 2018
    I kill weeds two ways - first, pour boiling water directly on the weeds to kill them instantly. Second, mix 1 part water to 1 part white vinegar and spray on the weeds. They should die within a week.

  • DesertRose DesertRose on Jan 08, 2018
    Absolutely! We use this weed killer, but be careful where you spray as it will kill any plant. For pets, children and the environment it is harmless however. Here is the recipe: 1 Gallon white vinegar, 2 cups Epsom Salts, 1/4 cup Dawn blue dish soap. Apply after the dew is evaporated, weeds will be dead by night fall. BE CAREFUL of other plants you do not want to kill. Safe otherwise. Hope this helps

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 08, 2018
    Vinegar should be used with discretion. It will sterilize the soil where it soaks in and nothing will grow for a while. If you want to use any of the vinegar solutions, paint it on the weed stumps after you cut them off, it will get to the roots easier and quicker and not affect the soil or plants around it, yet kill the weeds.

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 09, 2018
    Vinegar and boiling water do the trick too :) good luck!

  • Russbow Russbow on Jan 09, 2018
    The info about roundup is bogus. NOT true, only in such unlikely possibilities is it possible. Roundup is NOT stable around dirt. The amount that reaches the ground, is non detectable in about 5 days, so for a plant to pick it up is impossible. So go with what works. Roundup is absorbed by the leaves, transferred to the root, and kills the plant, then contact with dirt, completely neutralizes it. That's why when making a NEW garden of any kind over a lawn, you spray roundup to kill all the grass, wait 5 days or a week, then rototill, and the grass will not come back, nor can you find a trace of roundup.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Jan 09, 2018
    Homemade solution: Vinegar, water, salt and dish liquid.

  • Linda Cabler Linda Cabler on Jan 09, 2018
    Vinegar and salt. 1 gal of water and 1/2 cup salt.