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« on: May 05, 2009, 10:12:14 AM »
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    « Reply #1 on: May 08, 2009, 04:37:16 PM »
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  • Another tip -- if you want to use salt (about the cheapest of the homemade weed killers), buy a bag of water softener salt.

    I got a 40 pound bag at Wal-mart for $5.40 or so.

    Considering a 1 lb. 10 oz. (1.625 pounds) can of salt usually costs 33 to 35 cents, I saved about $3.00 by buying 40 pounds at once in pellet form.

    You have to let it dissolve in the water for a couple hours, but it's worth it. Use hot water, and it will go faster.

    P.S. The salt recipe REALLY WORKS WELL but you do need to add a bit of dish soap (dawn, ajax) to help it stick to the leaves. Also, NEVER use this near plants you care about!

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    « Reply #2 on: May 12, 2009, 11:18:09 PM »
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  • Wal Mart.

     :really-mad2: :good-shot:
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    « Reply #3 on: May 13, 2009, 12:23:49 AM »
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    Wal Mart.

     :really-mad2: :good-shot:


    I agree -- I dislike the store generally.

    About the only reason I ever go there is price. Their customer service -- if you can call it that -- reeks. There are many moral problems with Wal-mart as well.

    If everyone supported Wal-mart no more than I did, they wouldn't be very rich, that's for sure. How often do you need a 40 lb. bag of salt? And how much could they possibly be making on that bag?

    I mostly get staples there -- we don't buy the cheap junk they constantly put out. That is also what they have the highest margins on. With a lot of their Chinese junk, you'd just be buying it again and again because it falls apart in a week or two. And they have a LOT of non-practical stuff we wouldn't dream of buying. We skip cosmetics, jewelry, toys, too many departments to mention.

    I used to buy compost there, but I found a much cheaper (local) source.

    In short, I try to find an alternative for just about everything I buy at Wal-mart -- but sometimes there's no better or cheaper alternative. I only buy things there where quality doesn't matter (4 lb. bag of sugar, a bunch of bananas, etc.)

    We do a bunch of our grocery shopping at a local Texas grocery store chain (HEB). And we get all our hamburger from a local butcher in our small town.

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    « Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 11:01:57 PM »
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  • I'm thinkin Windex on that bumper crop of poison ivy, sumac and oak we have.  Then when it's all gone I'll refill the bottle with straight vinegar.  That stuff is from Hell.


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    « Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 09:40:24 AM »
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  • Windex works? How neat. Makes me think of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."

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    « Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 02:38:53 PM »
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  • LOL, that was just a start!  Those evil demonic vines need to be pulled up by the roots, but we are too allergic to even use rubber gloves on them!  It's just that there is no way I can justify using Roundup.  So far, what I sprayed is still alive, waiting to attack.  I havn't tried straight vinegar yet, so wish me luck.

    Some of the poison ivy leaves are like a foot across.  We have a sort of urban green space thing going on here, which may be getting out of hand.  We had hideous cases of poison sumac last year.  OH THE PENANCE!!!!

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    « Reply #7 on: July 31, 2009, 01:21:33 PM »
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  • Quote from: Dawn
    Windex works? How neat. Makes me think of "My Big Fat Greek Wedding."


    Forget Windex.  It's going to be salt, next.  Windex was like fertilizer!

    We inherited a very bad rampant poison oak and ivy problem.

    We have been out swelterting, battling mosquitos and spiders for hours, trying the get rid of the weeds.  It has rained so much this year!  A new jungle grows every few days.

     :farmer: :farmer: :farmer:


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    « Reply #8 on: July 22, 2011, 04:27:11 PM »
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  • Bumping. . . .

    This is what I have been doing now for a week inbetween other fun stuff.  

    PULLING WEEDS!   Every time I get tired of it, I think of Adam and Eve.  
    Galatians 1; 8
    But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.

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    « Reply #9 on: March 07, 2012, 02:22:46 PM »
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  • Great. I needed information an homemade weed killer. Everything I needed to think about was included in the explanation. The reply about Walmart was a bit over the top, as I recall. There are worse evils in the world than Walmart. I could name a few but some people might get very upset for stepping on their weeds. Thanks for the weed killer info. Now I think that I will go out and kill a few more WEEDS.

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    « Reply #10 on: March 07, 2012, 03:03:57 PM »
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  • I have come to the painful conclusion that pulling is about the only solution EXCEPT poison sumac, oak or ivy.


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    « Reply #11 on: March 08, 2012, 11:06:42 AM »
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  • If you got a young goat you would never see poison ivy again.
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

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    « Reply #12 on: March 27, 2012, 07:33:42 AM »
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  • Quote from: Matthew
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    Wal Mart.

     :really-mad2: :good-shot:


    I agree -- I dislike the store generally.

    About the only reason I ever go there is price. Their customer service -- if you can call it that -- reeks. There are many moral problems with Wal-mart as well.

    If everyone supported Wal-mart no more than I did, they wouldn't be very rich, that's for sure. How often do you need a 40 lb. bag of salt? And how much could they possibly be making on that bag?

    Matthew


    Matthew might actually be causing them to lose money.  The 40lb bag of softening salt might be a loss leader for them.  Large supermarkets will often lose money on items to encourage you to do all the rest of your shopping there.

    If you are disciplined about it, they are losing money on you as a shopper not making a profit at all.

    Several years ago I used to buy large qualtities of vegetable oil from supermarkets and I ran a Citroen Xantia family car on it because it was much cheaper than Diesel fuel (less than half the price).  You got about the same gas mileage from it.  It smelt nicer too, like a chip shop when it was idling and ran slightly quieter.  While driving you could not smell anything.  Just when it was hot and idling.

    Did about 20,000 miles in it over 2 years.  Probably saved $1500.

    Today veg oil costs 50% more than diesel and 400% of what it cost in 2006.  Hard to see how they were not losing money back then.

     

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