I have some natural tips to eliminate weeds for you, as well as other stuff.
Natural tips first:
Salt, water and vinegar will help to keep those weeds at bay. Below are several variations of ways to deal with weeds.
Vinegar is a good way to kill weeds. But it will also kill the plants you don’t want to kill. So be careful. Put vinegar in a spray bottle. Apply in the morning before there’s any wind to avoid blowing onto your other plants.
Vinegar is activated by the sun, so try to apply on a sunny day. Rain will wash it off, but hopefully not before you’ve killed the weeds.
You can also use boiling water to kill weeds. Pour water carefully onto the plant. Tougher weeds with long roots may take several applications.
Another answer is to bring a solution of about 1 cup salt in 2 cups water to a boil. Pour directly on the weeds to kill them.
Another equally effective method of killing weeds is to spread salt directly onto the weeds or unwanted grass that come up between patio bricks or blocks.
Weed Killer Mix:
To mix your own weed killer, combine dish soap, salt and vinegar. Add one tablespoon of dish soap and one cup of salt to a gallon of vinegar. Put into a spray bottle and spray on the weeds. It will also kill your plants, so again, be careful.
What’s wonderful about container gardening is that there are few weeds to have to deal with.
The Book I Just Read:
I spent yesterday at home with the pet babies. But I did finish a great book.
In this game, even winning can be deadly…
A diabolically entertaining tale of betrayal, deception, temptation, and love that’s filled with dark twists leavened by Joshilyn Jackson’s trademark humor. Never Have I Ever explores what happens when the transgressions of our past come back with a vengeance.
Two women square off. One is the blackmailer and the other is the blackmailed. One is on the run and the other has stopped running and lives a normal life with a great family.
I believe that this is Joshilyn Jackson’s ninth book. If her name sounds familiar, she wrote “Gods In Alabama.”
Proper Way To Deadhead Petunias:
Apparently I’ve been deadheading petunias the wrong way. I read yesterday that it is not just a matter of pulling off the wilted flower. Nature will eventually cause the flowers to wilt, die and drop off the plant.
Deadheading is the process of pinching or cutting off the flower and the developing seed head below it, where it meets the stem.
So the little green crown under the spent flower needs to go too. Learn something new every day.
I was just outside with Charlie tidying up my container gardens. It was bright and sunny. Then abruptly, I heard the sound of thunder.
It quickly grew dark, right while I was standing there staring at the sky. And then a torrent of rain began to fall just as I went inside.
I don’t think I’ve seen such a weather turnaround in that small length of time.
Charlie is laying next to my feet on the puffy recliner, his new favorite place.
Ivy has settled next to me. That won’t last long. She’s a busy girl. Snap your fingers. Yeah, lasted about that long.
Now she’s on the table next to my chair poking at me with her paws. If I don’t immediately give her attention, she starts to chew on the computer cord.
Now she’s zooming around the apartment, jumping off furniture and taking off at a dead run.
The wind is picking up so I should be hearing my bamboo chimes dancing just outside the French doors soon. That sound calms me. It’s so basic. So natural. That is the music I love to hear.
There they go. Clicking together and creating a sweet melody.
Soon I’m off to physical therapy. Who knows what the weather will be doing then.