On Mon, 10 May 2021 at 10:23:28, Jenny M Benson
Post by Jenny M Benson Post by Jenny M Benson Post by Jenny M Benson
My daughter's bother-in-law told me a couple of days ago that bleach is
an excellent weedkiller. He said it even kills off Mare's Tail -
I'd known that a few years ago when I was doing futile battle with the
I found sodium chlorate (basically a white powder, looks a lot like
salt; you dissolve it in water to apply) an excellent weedkiller; not
only does it seem to kill everything green, but they _stay_ dead for
many weeks (I'd say about three months).
Then the EU banned it. IIRR, "because it stays in the soil" - fine by
me, that's what I _want_ from a weedkiller! The alleged alternatives -
promoted under assorted commercial names, but basically all glyphosate
(that bugs me too: I want to buy the generic, but nowhere sells it) -
have some effect, but it doesn't last anything like as long.
I haven't tried bleach.
Post by Jenny M Benson Post by Jenny M Benson
I did think afterwards that I should have asked if the bleach was
applied neat or at what dilution. I will probably see him
Check with the container: it's almost certainly already _been_
diluted. For example, the bottle under my sink says - in tiny print,
and under "Product safety instructions" - "Contains less than 5%
chlorine based bleaching agent and disinfectant (Sodium
Hypochlorite)." Granted, it's an economy one, but I doubt even a posh
"thick" one will be more than (if as much as) 20%. [I don't know what
the other 95+% is - water, I guess.]
Post by Jenny M Benson
He says you could dilute it, but for Mare's Tail better spray it on neat.
With a syringe, maybe?
easy to make explosive.