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Neat Vinegar

Posted by michelle1977 9 (michelle@keepsakeworld.com) on
Wed, Aug 6, 08 at 20:39

Hi Guys, I normally post on the FL forum..

what is "neat" vinegar? and I seen that normal household vinegar is 5% and it can be used to kill weeds... but a stronger one would be needed for some... where would I get stronger vinegar? and I assume I would need to be very careful b/c it could harm my good plants??? also, would it get into my soil and mess it up?

Thanks


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RE: Neat Vinegar

I usually take mine on the rocks...no, wait, that's apple cider. Not sure what neat vinegar is. I have found a cleaning vinegar (7%) in the cleaners aisle of some stores and there is a higher % out there that I've never bought. Yes, you would need to be careful with it as it is not a selective killer. Paint it on the leaves of what you want to kill (cut leaves absorb it more). It is an acid, after all, and could burn the roots of desired plants if it got into the soil in quantity.

tj


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RE: Really Neat Vinegar

Looks like neat vinegar is just what it sounds like- undiluted, straight vinegar.

tj


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RE: Neat Vinegar

Thank you!!


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RE: Neat Vinegar

Undiluted, distilled white vinegar is sometimes described as "Neat Vinegar."

Adapted From GoSelfSufficient.co.uk-
http://www.goselfsufficient.co.uk/homemade-cleaning-products.html

Homemade Cleaning Products - White distilled vinegar is a malt vinegar and has a very pungent odor and while it is believed that white distilled vinegar is the most suitable cleaning vinegar the smell just isn't easy to cope with. White Spirit vinegar has the same 5% acidity, its cleaning properties are identical to that of white distilled but its smell is milder and easier to mask. White spirit vinegar is brewed from molasses and contains no chemicals.


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RE: Neat Vinegar

I have heard of a20% white vinegar ued to kill weeds. Neat or not, it's stronger than the stuff we keep in the kitchen. Sorry to say i have no idea where to get it.


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RE: Neat Vinegar

To kill weeds, what you are looking for is call horticultural vinegar.


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RE: Neat Vinegar

I use household vinegar to kills weeds. Works great. If I'm putting it someplace that I never intend to grow anything I add some salt and dish soap (as a binder).

If I think I might plant something else in the space I'm spraying eventually I skip the salt. I have a geriatric cat who gets into everything I do so I don't use Round-Up but this concoction instead. You do have to be quite careful of any existing plants you wish to keep.

Kate


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RE: Neat Vinegar

Neat is the correct term for what most of us call a herd of cattle. Neats Foot Oil was made from cattle feet. Perhaps neat vinegar is cattle urine. Tom


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