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plantsANDpets
Apr 18, 2011 11:04 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
RoundUp?
Preen?
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagesallyg
Apr 20, 2011 8:37 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
For Preen it is corn gluten meal. I have not used it.

For Roundup- a very strong vinegar- something you can't buy at the grocery store. Have not used that either.

This'll at least get you started to google
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
plantsANDpets
Apr 20, 2011 1:03 PM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
I've heard that you cannot use the vinegar if you ever want to grow anything else in that spot....

I might just use it on the poison ivy in the puppy's yard, though. it's under trees, where nothing else grows anyway. I'll just have to be sure not to use enough to kill the TREES!
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagesallyg
Apr 20, 2011 2:20 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Seriouisly- vinegar can't possibly kill everything forever. Its just to burn the roots. It will eact with soil, rain, etc and get diluted away.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
plantsANDpets
Apr 21, 2011 9:44 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
It's "agricultural vinegar", right? So I know what to ask for.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagesallyg
Apr 21, 2011 10:59 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Being honest- I have not read about it myself, I'm just going by hearsay.
I think it;s hard to find.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
plantsANDpets
Apr 22, 2011 10:12 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
A presumably critter safe weed killer from a Jerry Baker book:

2 tablespoons of vinegar, 2 tablespoons of baby shampoo, 2 tablespoons of gin per quart of warm water
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagesallyg
Apr 22, 2011 12:42 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
now dear, with all due respect to you, I don't have much faith in ''Jerry Baker.'' I imagine it's critter safe because it won't hurt anything alive. That is so dilute and made of fairly innocuous things. Feel free to try it, it will be cheap.

Gin is alcohol; why spend good money on gin if you don't already have it. Use rubbing alcohol if you have that.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
plantsANDpets
Apr 25, 2011 9:01 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
OK.
I'm just poking around here.
Fore the poison ivy, I was going to mix it really really heavy.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagesallyg
Apr 25, 2011 2:54 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
we'd certainly like to hear how it works!
I am sensitive to poison-ivy and have to watch out for a sprig or two popping up every year.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
Imagestormyla
Apr 25, 2011 3:07 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Critter, Boiling water will kill a lot of different weeds. Fill up your kettle and go pour it on some stubborn weeds. Some people always pour their pasta and corn water out on their worst weed patches.
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plantsANDpets
Apr 26, 2011 9:53 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Y'know, boiling water would NOT have occurred to me.... I may try thaton something sometime, but these are pretty spread out and downhill from any water boiling source. I'm afraid I'd scald myself pretty badly!
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagesallyg
Apr 26, 2011 10:26 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I'm sorry I 'jumped on' that weed spray recipe. Her I have a can of 'pet safe house bug spray' that DH bought. Its stuff like essential oils, not BAD smelling but not exactly GOOD either. it can be really storng when we use it in the kitchen undersink cupboard for example. I have to try something as ants are coming in the ground floor to get the cat food plate.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
plantsANDpets
Apr 26, 2011 10:35 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Jump away!
I asked for advice, bring it!
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagestormyla
Apr 26, 2011 10:48 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
If you are not planning on replanting in the weeded area, any kind of salt will kill weeds too. So will undiluted bleach. The salt will stay in the soil longer than the bleach, but I'm not sure of the shelf life of either when mixed with soil.
Imagesallyg
Apr 26, 2011 11:00 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Straight household ammonai just might burn plant roots too. It would then degrade to nitrates/ nitrogen compounds in the soil.

Heck I should be bottling my girl dog's pee as weed killer, it sure kills the grass in spots. And then there are rings of really green grass around them.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
plantsANDpets
Apr 26, 2011 11:23 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
The ivy is growing under some trees. We won't be planting anything there. Sounds like ammonia is the best idea.

Am I sraying the leaves or dousing the soil?
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagestormyla
Apr 26, 2011 11:43 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Critter, Who was talking about Ammonia? Ammonia will burn leaves, but it doesn't often kill roots. I give my hosta regular drenches of ammonia to kill slug eggs.
plantsANDpets
Apr 26, 2011 11:44 AM CST
Name: New username - crittergarden
Unexpectedly Green Pittsburgh
username changed to crittergarden
Sally, just above my last post.
Decisions, decisions.
I tried a couple of usernames and have finally settled on:

crittergarden.

That's it, no more changes. I'm done. I will be crittergarden here, on Cubits, and when I renew my Dave's Garden subscription on Noveber 4, I'll be crittergarden over there, too. DONE!
Imagestormyla
Apr 26, 2011 11:56 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Oh Thanks! I don't use it straight. At minimum, it's a 10 to 1 dilution.

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