Shopping Basket
Your Basket is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Delivery
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should receive an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Basket

Llarrinda Bed & Breakfast

Affordable Luxury Accommodation near Wilsons Prom

Blog

Blog

A garden without chemicals

Posted on 21 June, 2018 at 8:35




Weeds!!! 


There weren't any on our land when we bought it.  It had been meticulously sprayed with a cocktail of herbicides, pesticides and fertilisers that banished everything but pasture grass for the sheep that were grazing on it, and I have to say it looked great.  


Never having managed anything larger than a postage-stamp sized courtyard in the city, we were inclined towards a more natural approach to living on the land and were determined to not use 'nasty' chemicals in our home or in our garden.


We really didn't notice the first few weeds that came to live here as the pasture appeared to be in such good condition.  But as soon as we started to disturb the soil to plant our native gardens it was like being overrun by a weed tsunami.  Almost every day we saw a weed we had never seen before, cheekily claiming its place in our garden.


For almost 20 years, on hands and knees we laboriously hand pulled the weeds in the hope of getting every part of its root so that it didn't return. But no matter how careful we were, they came back - and brought their friends with them!   


Going on holiday was a nightmare for us.  As soon as we turned our backs they invaded every vacant space and we would come home to knee-high weeds.


But we think we've found a great solution and I'm so excited I want to share it!  A friend, who grows olives and makes award-winning olive oil. recently posted on Facebook a recipe for a simple non-toxic weedkiller, which I immediately made and ... I can'tbelieve it ... it's brilliant!  We have tried this recipe on all types of weed, from capeweed and thistles to small weeds whose roots travel long distances underground, and it works.


Some weeds start to die before your very eyes, while others seem to take from 24-48 hours to start looking sick.  And, to our very best knowledge, there are no unintended consequences to the soil, the soil's inhabitants or any other living thing.


So, here's the recipe.


  • 4 litres cheap white vinegar
  • 2 cups magnesium sulphate (Epsom Salt)
  • 1/4 cup dishwashing detergent 


That's it.  It's so easy, so inexpensive and so effective and non-toxic I don't know why we didn't know about it before.  Forget RoundUp ... this recipe is the gardener's new best friend.

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

58 Comments

Reply furosemide potassium sparing
21:11 on 16 September, 2021 
Dapoxetina Cos E
Reply grammeX
6:16 on 16 September, 2021 
Plaquenil
Reply sainEeT
0:14 on 16 September, 2021 
Reply Priligy
22:30 on 15 September, 2021 
Reputable Online Pharmacies Uk
Reply cheplecip
19:42 on 15 September, 2021 
https://buylasixshop.com/ - buy moduretic
Reply cheplecip
17:03 on 15 September, 2021 
Reply bybrife
16:41 on 15 September, 2021 
priligy 30 mg
Reply Steense
14:06 on 15 September, 2021 
https://buyzithromaxinf.com/ - zithromax chlamydia
Reply bybrife
11:55 on 15 September, 2021 
Priligy
Reply nuncsonge
7:48 on 15 September, 2021 
a healthcare professional is reviewing the history of a patient who is about to begin furosemide
Reply grammeX
7:30 on 15 September, 2021 
plaquenil toxicity oct
Reply rhigree
20:54 on 14 September, 2021 
Reply grammeX
14:58 on 14 September, 2021 
side effects of plaquenil
Reply vetspeast
11:28 on 11 September, 2021 
Reply cheapest cialis
22:31 on 10 September, 2021 
Propecia Eroski
Reply buy cialis
21:02 on 10 September, 2021 
Parcopa
Reply maffoca
18:49 on 10 September, 2021 
Propecia
Reply ivermectin dosage for dogs
8:53 on 10 September, 2021 
About Keflex Antibiotic
Reply maffoca
21:40 on 9 September, 2021 
Propecia
Reply wrofenemo
20:33 on 9 September, 2021 
0