Thistles/Vinegar : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

Someone put this tip on Countryside way back and it really works. Spray thistles with vinegar in the morning on a sunny day and they'll be dead by late afternoon. The better the vinegar the quicker it works. Cleaning with better vinegar is a lot quicker too than with cheaper.

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, May 07, 2002


Cindy--thanks for the tip--------- Hubby says we buy more vinegar than any one else on earth! ha!! He says/ I use it for everything-----he says/ since I'm chemical senative---instead of perfume-- I use vinegar----cause I don't think anything is clean & smells right/ until it smells like vinegar-----ha!

-- Sonda in Ks. (, May 07, 2002.

Sonda--I too use vinegar for everything from disinfecting the chicken waterer to conditioning hair to cleaning...

Am thinking of making my own vinegar for these purposes. I know vinegar isn't expensive, but I go through a GALLON a week and we have all these peelings left from fruit (esp at jelly making time).

Anyone make vinegar?

-- Ann Markson (, May 07, 2002.

Cindy, just wondering what you would consider to be the better vinegar. Heinz or some brand name perhaps.

-- Nancy (, May 07, 2002.

Anne, I have made apple cider vinegar........I would think all types would be made pretty much the same. The first batch takes VERY long time.........that is the batch that has to age and mold etc. for months. Then you have "mother" and a little "mother" is suppose to speed up the process. I can look it up in my book..........that would be if I can remember which book :>)

-- diane (, May 07, 2002.

We used to make it all the time. We also let the first batch sit and then started the new batches with a little "mother." Great strong vinegar!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, May 07, 2002.

Nancy, Yes Heinz. I've been using the store brands, but the last couple gallons i bought seemed really week. So, Gary said buy the more expensive(my poor ears). Anyway, I bought Heinz and it works so much quicker, killing the thistle and cleaning the shower..

-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (, May 08, 2002.

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