Would pouring (used) soapy water around unwanted vegetation work to kill such vegetation?
I don't believe so, not if the detergent is mild. In fact, I often use soapy water (water mixed with a little bit of mild dish detergent) to wash down herbs, moldy tree bark and plants with aphids.
Detergent poured onto the soil may bring soil dwelling insects to the surface and may act as a surfactant to help water penetration in fine, silty soils. Killing weeds? Doubtful. Apple cider vinegar used full strength is a natural weed killer.
I've never heard of using soapy water as a weed killer, but I was told distilled white vinegar works.
I don't know but my Amish friends do this to kill bugs without harmful insecticides . They actually put it in a spray bottle.
by nashistephan 11 years ago
do cut flowers last longer in fresh water ,salt water, soapy waterits an ex periment iam doing
by x 9 years ago
...my fingers? And no, I'm not stuck to anything.
by Rajan Singh Jolly 11 years ago
Killing a living creature be it a bird or animal is violence then why is cutting vegetation for food not a violent act since even plants have life?
by Pax Pacis 6 years ago
Why does my dog try to drink soapy bathwater?I have 3 dogs, one of them INSISTS on trying to drink soapy bathwater. Picture of the offender below. Any idea why she does this?
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