As we advocate for the ban on glyphosate, here are some alternatives that are cheaper, do not destroy the environment, damage your health nor support a company that would rather bury the truth about health effects than do what is right for your children and family.
The following are 2 recipes that are good alternatives to glyphosate. They are cheaper and may require spraying twice but aren’t destroying your health or that of the environment. Please tell us about your experiences and if you have other non-toxic solution for our environment.
(from Kathy Tresch)
Dawn dish soap (the blue stuff)
To make a gallon:
About 80% vinegar
20% orange oil
1 cup Dawn
Apply mid day when leaves are dry and air is warm.
Vinegar / Epsom Salt Weed Be Gone
(from Sonoma Beekeepers Group)
1 gallon 10% vinegar
2 cups Epsom Salt
¼ cup Dawn dish soap
Mix and spray weeds early in the day for best effect. Wear Goggles and Gloves before handling vinegar and remember, that this mixture is deadly for amphibians like frogs, lizards and salamanders if you get any spray on them, so check your weeds before you start spraying this stuff.