Weed killer life span.

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Jim B
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Weed killer life span.

Post by Jim B » Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:20 pm

Do weed killers and plant foods have a shelf life.
We have lots of different kinds and not sure if we should have a clear out and buy some new ones.
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Re: Weed killer life span.

Post by cyprusmax47 » Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:28 pm

Both, specially weedkiller, still work long time after expiring date.

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Post by bromerzz » Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:30 pm

Weed killers have become very difficult to get on the east of island unless you have a permit. A simple enough 1ltr bottle of a basic herbicide such as Roundup (if it is still no sale), means the shop cannot sell to you unless you produce a permit. No idea where to get a permit so now use a vinegar, washing up liquid and salt mix and that combo kills most weeds within days.

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Post by memory man » Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:52 pm

bromerzz wrote:
Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:30 pm
so now use a vinegar, washing up liquid and salt mix and that combo kills most weeds within days.
What's the quantity of each for the mix?

Is it white vinegar or malt vinegar?
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Re: Weed killer life span.

Post by Jim B » Fri Mar 18, 2022 4:12 pm

Thanks Guys for your replies, I'll tell the wife.

For the ladies, I'm just the muscle in the garden and just do what I'm told.

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Re: Weed killer life span.

Post by bromerzz » Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:06 pm

memory man wrote:
Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:52 pm
bromerzz wrote:
Fri Mar 18, 2022 3:30 pm
so now use a vinegar, washing up liquid and salt mix and that combo kills most weeds within days.
What's the quantity of each for the mix?

Is it white vinegar or malt vinegar?
I use White Vinegar x 2ltrs, a cup of salt, a good squirt of washing up liquid. Get yourself a spray bottle or just pour it straight from a bottle onto the weeds when the sun is shining and no rain in immediate forecast. Not met a weed type yet it won't deal with.

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