Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Magical Mornings in our Gardens
by trolleydriver Today at 5:23 pm

» Pests...How to keep at bay
by jimmy cee Today at 5:17 pm

» Mary Mary quite contrary, how does your garlic grow?
by ispinwool Today at 4:55 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 4:43 pm

» On the Road
by sanderson Today at 4:13 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Today at 4:07 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2018
by Turan Today at 3:49 pm

» Mr. Booker's Garden -2018
by Turan Today at 3:39 pm

» Any tips growing with Jiffy Pots
by Turan Today at 3:19 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in MaY 2018
by Kelejan Today at 12:27 pm

» N&C Midwest - MAY! Spring has sprung!
by farmersgranddaughter Today at 8:48 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by trolleydriver Today at 6:49 am

» Just starting in NW Conneticut
by farmersgranddaughter Yesterday at 10:55 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by RJARPCGP Yesterday at 4:11 pm

» Fourth Year SFG in Canada
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:10 pm

» New SFG box-Humanitarian way
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:59 pm

» Lurking newby
by farmersgranddaughter Yesterday at 8:30 am

» Powdery Mildew already striking
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:50 am

» Greenbeards Grove 2018
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:29 am

» Compost pile in Schwenksville PA.
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:17 am

» Help! Onion Maggots!
by Sunsanvil 5/22/2018, 5:53 pm

» Situation in Hawaii
by CapeCoddess 5/22/2018, 4:29 pm

» New England May 2018
by CapeCoddess 5/22/2018, 3:43 pm

» Just Completed my Garden.....What Should I Plant NOW!
by ispinwool 5/22/2018, 11:09 am

» Hi from Buffalo
by ispinwool 5/21/2018, 2:20 pm

» Hi from Burrrrlington Vermont!
by ispinwool 5/21/2018, 2:07 pm

» Volunteer Mushroom
by Windsor.Parker 5/21/2018, 9:16 am

» 2018 SFG in Brooks, GA
by yolos 5/20/2018, 10:16 pm

» Potato growing
by Scorpio Rising 5/20/2018, 9:49 am

» Aero Garden for starting seeds?
by Windsor.Parker 5/17/2018, 3:44 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS BT

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Go down

Re: BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS BT

Post  cpl100 on 6/1/2014, 9:26 pm

@Windmere wrote:
@AtlantaMarie wrote:Windmere, I use Dr. B's in my vinegar/salt grass/weed killer.  Works fine!
Marie, it's interesting that you mention the vinegar.  I've read that spraying poison ivy with boiling hot vinegar will kill it (permanently if it gets into soil).  Perhaps I will add some soap to it.  I know that you cannot grow anything there for quite a while afterwards, so you have to be careful about where you do this.

Is this boiling vinegar method good for only poison ivy or will it kill other/all other plants as well?  How long does it take to kill the poison ivy?  I have some in my yard that I want to eradicate.  Thanks!
avatar
cpl100

Posts : 420
Join date : 2012-06-25
Location : MA Zone 6a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS BT

Post  Windmere on 6/1/2014, 10:01 pm

@cpl100 wrote:
@Windmere wrote:
@AtlantaMarie wrote:Windmere, I use Dr. B's in my vinegar/salt grass/weed killer.  Works fine!
Marie, it's interesting that you mention the vinegar.  I've read that spraying poison ivy with boiling hot vinegar will kill it (permanently if it gets into soil).  Perhaps I will add some soap to it.  I know that you cannot grow anything there for quite a while afterwards, so you have to be careful about where you do this.

Is this boiling vinegar method good for only poison ivy or will it kill other/all other plants as well?  How long does it take to kill the poison ivy?  I have some in my yard that I want to eradicate.  Thanks!
I think this substance will kill anything.  By coincidence, today I was talking to an older friend of mine who said that the vinegar does not even have to be boiling.  However, the boiling effect may make it more herbicidal.  My friend mentioned the salt as well and she told me that dish soap (or something like Dr. Bonner's) would be helpful too.  HOWEVER, keep in mind that you will not be able to grow anything there for a long time.
avatar
Windmere

Male Posts : 1425
Join date : 2013-02-26
Age : 49
Location : Fayetteville, GA - Zone 7B - 8A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

From Master Gardener FB

Post  walshevak on 6/2/2014, 5:22 pm

The Garden Professors added 2 new photos.
About a week ago I posted something about how I used Round-up and it killed half of a shrub in my yard. This resulted in all kinds of flak from people opposed to the use of Round-up, including some suggestions that I should use vinegar which supposedly works just as well. I'm not going to defend my use of Round-up -- but I am very concerned that people think long and hard about using vinegar.
I have been using vinegar in trials for a few years now, and I could wax poetic about its efficacy or lack thereof, but instead let me tell you about my worst experience with vinegar. A couple of years ago, I decided to take a product that I had purchased for some trials at school and use it on the weeds under my back porch -- an area filled with gravel mulch. The product I used is shown in the picture below and contains 20% acetic acid. Once the bottle was open, the smell of the stuff brought tears to my eyes. This stuff is potent. I started spraying and, soon afterwards, saw something hopping erratically out of the corner of my eye. It was a young frog -- a helper in my garden -- something that eats insects, slugs, and other garden pests. It was obvious to me that I'd accidentally hit it with the vinegar while it was hiding in the low weeds (about 3-4 inches high). As you might expect, vinegar can be quite dangerous for frogs. I called for my wife to bring some water so that I could clean it off, and the water was in my hand in less than two minutes. I rinsed the frog off, but it was too late. The little guy was dead. And though the tops of the weeds under my porch were also dead, the roots survived and most of the weeds came back withing three weeks.
So, what about regular vinegar, about 5% acetic acid? After reading some literature, while it might be better, it certainly wouldn't be safe for frogs. But isn't Round-up dangerous to frogs too? Sure. I'm not arguing for Round-up, I'm arguing against vinegar. If you want to be safe use mulch and hand-weeding.
-JG-

Just more information on when or not to use vinegar.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4365
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 75
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS BT

Post  CapeCoddess on 9/3/2017, 3:37 pm

Bump.
Here you go, Rock. I don't use it but I can't remember why or what I read about it but maybe it's in this thread.
avatar
CapeCoddess

Posts : 6618
Join date : 2012-05-20
Age : 62
Location : elbow of the Cape, MA, Zone 6b/7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: BACILLUS THURINGIENSIS BT

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum