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Old June 1st 04, 12:12 PM
E.R.
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I have a female cat who is out in the garden all the time.
I also have weeds along the brickwork at the bottom of my house, as
well as in the garden itself.

Could you please give me some advise as to what weed killer would be
suitable to use and would be safe if you have animals like cats &
dogs.

Many thanks
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Old June 1st 04, 01:00 PM
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"E.R." wrote in message
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I have a female cat who is out in the garden all the time.
I also have weeds along the brickwork at the bottom of my house, as
well as in the garden itself.

Could you please give me some advise as to what weed killer would be
suitable to use and would be safe if you have animals like cats &
dogs.

Many thanks


Dig them out by hand. It's organic, and it works. Or, you could use a
torch or pour boiling water on the weeds in the cracks of the bricks. But,
most of these weeds are shallow rooted and easy to dig.


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Old June 1st 04, 01:00 PM
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"E.R." wrote in message
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I have a female cat who is out in the garden all the time.
I also have weeds along the brickwork at the bottom of my house, as
well as in the garden itself.

Could you please give me some advise as to what weed killer would be
suitable to use and would be safe if you have animals like cats &
dogs.

Many thanks


Dig them out by hand. It's organic, and it works. Or, you could use a
torch or pour boiling water on the weeds in the cracks of the bricks. But,
most of these weeds are shallow rooted and easy to dig.


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Old June 1st 04, 02:52 PM
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I have a female cat who is out in the garden all the time.
I also have weeds along the brickwork at the bottom of my house, as
well as in the garden itself.

Could you please give me some advise as to what weed killer would be
suitable to use and would be safe if you have animals like cats &
dogs.


If they are in places that you don't want ANYTHING to grow, like
between sidewalk cracks, or between patio bricks, you can use a strong
salt water soultion.
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Old June 1st 04, 02:52 PM
Fat Freddy
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I have a female cat who is out in the garden all the time.
I also have weeds along the brickwork at the bottom of my house, as
well as in the garden itself.

Could you please give me some advise as to what weed killer would be
suitable to use and would be safe if you have animals like cats &
dogs.


If they are in places that you don't want ANYTHING to grow, like
between sidewalk cracks, or between patio bricks, you can use a strong
salt water soultion.
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Old June 1st 04, 11:01 PM
Cheryl
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In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.misc", Fat Freddy
artfully composed this message within
on 01 Jun 2004:


If they are in places that you don't want ANYTHING to grow, like
between sidewalk cracks, or between patio bricks, you can use a
strong salt water soultion.


Interesting. What is the ratio?

--
Cheryl
/neophyte gardener
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Old June 1st 04, 11:01 PM
Cheryl
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In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.misc", Fat Freddy
artfully composed this message within
on 01 Jun 2004:


If they are in places that you don't want ANYTHING to grow, like
between sidewalk cracks, or between patio bricks, you can use a
strong salt water soultion.


Interesting. What is the ratio?

--
Cheryl
/neophyte gardener
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Old June 1st 04, 11:41 PM
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Tobacco juice works as well. My mom used to buy the 'bricks' of chewing
tobacco, soak it in a coffee can of water for a couple for days, then pour
that water (looked like tea or coffee) into a sprayer or squirtbottle, and
spray weeds/grass that she didn't want growing. It's the Nicotine that
kills the plants. Works very well on poison ivy & other vines.

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"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.misc", Fat Freddy
artfully composed this message within
on 01 Jun 2004:


If they are in places that you don't want ANYTHING to grow, like
between sidewalk cracks, or between patio bricks, you can use a
strong salt water soultion.


Interesting. What is the ratio?

--
Cheryl
/neophyte gardener



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Old June 1st 04, 11:41 PM
Magic Mood Jeep©
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Tobacco juice works as well. My mom used to buy the 'bricks' of chewing
tobacco, soak it in a coffee can of water for a couple for days, then pour
that water (looked like tea or coffee) into a sprayer or squirtbottle, and
spray weeds/grass that she didn't want growing. It's the Nicotine that
kills the plants. Works very well on poison ivy & other vines.

--
The ONE and ONLY
lefthanded-pathetic-paranoid-psychotic-sarcastic-wiseass-ditzy former-blonde
in Bloomington! (And proud of it, too)©
email me at nalee1964 (at) insightbb (dot) com
http://community.webshots.com/user/mgcmdjeep


"Cheryl" wrote in message
...
In the fine newsgroup "rec.pets.cats.misc", Fat Freddy
artfully composed this message within
on 01 Jun 2004:


If they are in places that you don't want ANYTHING to grow, like
between sidewalk cracks, or between patio bricks, you can use a
strong salt water soultion.


Interesting. What is the ratio?

--
Cheryl
/neophyte gardener



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Old June 2nd 04, 01:11 AM
Ted Davis
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On Tue, 01 Jun 2004 22:41:47 GMT, "Magic Mood Jeep©"
wrote:

Tobacco juice works as well. My mom used to buy the 'bricks' of chewing
tobacco, soak it in a coffee can of water for a couple for days, then pour
that water (looked like tea or coffee) into a sprayer or squirtbottle, and
spray weeds/grass that she didn't want growing. It's the Nicotine that
kills the plants. Works very well on poison ivy & other vines.


That's *far* from nontoxic to mammals.

As for salt, the water is just a carrier so any ratio that will pour
(including dry salt) will do - the weaker the solution, the more you
need. It doesn't take much.


T.E.D. - e-mail must contain "T.E.D." or my .sig in the body)
 




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