Weed Control in a Container Garden
Just because I garden in containers doesn’t mean I escape the drudgery of weeds and weed control. Ergh. In some of my pots, I still get occasional weeds. I figure the seeds are carried by the wind or birds, and dropped in my pots. The great thing is, weed control is sooooo much easier in a container garden that it would be if I had a conventional in-ground garden. In my little containers, I just pinch up the little offenders and go about my day. My larger containers, however, were infested with clover earlier in the spring. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to pull up clover, but it’s a never-ending job. In order to get rid of them for good, you need to pull up the entire root…but their stems are so slender that they inevitably break. Enter my weed killer of choice: white vinegar! White vinegar is a fabby (and green!) weed killer, especially for thin weeds like clover. To use white vinegar as a weed killer, just fill a spray bottle with vinegar (full-strength) and get the nozzle close to the weeds. Saturate them, and let the vinegar do its job. Weeds usually start to yellow and wilt within hours, and they’re dead within a day or so.
Originally posted 2010-05-03 22:38:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter