Well, superwoman I'm not, Ann. And maybe I'm a bit lazy. I'm tired and
haven't been well for some years if you must know the truth. I am
getting old. It is not a pleasure having had one case of skin cancer
among other things to be out in the hot sun weeding. yes I can do it
after the sun goes down but overcast days have ultraviolet rays bouncing
around, I have a hat and whatever, the wind blows it off, don't like it.
I don't want to weed. I don't like it. I planted some pretty flowers.
It is all I can do to hand weed those and carry gallons of water where
the hose won't reach behind the garage, keep up with the rest of the
constant watering in the heat, my interest in photography has been shot
to you know what from all this gardening work which I haven't done for
years, and it's nowhere near where I eventually want to be with it. It
has been hot. It is all I can do to keep up with that much and work on
two projects inside destined for outside if they ever get done that are
dear to my heart.
I'm glad there are some women who can do it right. I am not one of
I'm not sure what part of the country you are from, but here in the Midwest, if
you don't spray with chemicals at the proper time, you can kiss your fruit
good-bye. Organic methods are only partial solutions, so until you come up with
for apple maggots and codling moths of which I get my share, I'm spraying with
proper chemicals to kill them. I'm not worried about getting poisoned because I
don't spray a few weeks before picking. That gives the sun and rain plenty of
break down these chemicals. I also wash my fruit before eating it. For those
fanatics who still think they are in danger, you can peel the skin off an apple
chemicals do not penetrate through it. Avoiding chemicals totally is
hypocritical, since we are exposed to much worse stuff in the air we breath,
etc., etc. If it makes
you feel better and you don't mind all that attacked fruit, go ahead and stick
exclusively to organics.
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I'm going to start painting the leaves tomorrow. Can't spray. Too
many plants and shrubs around.-
Are you going to paint it on full strength? I've got a can of th
and am hesitant to use it full strength, but I think that would be mos
effective on stubborn, woody nuisances with vast underground root
One spill or slip, and I'll really mess up the soil. I was going to
pour just what I thought I needed in something smaller over the toile
you must follow the directions on the can in order for roundup to wor
not doing so can make its effectiveness that much less. also roundup i
herbicide not a systemic one so it only affects the plants and does no
the ground. cyaaaaa, sockiescat:)
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I'm convinced not to use it full strength. Some time back we were
talking about another chemical which the hardware store didn't have that
some people use, and I confess to having a hard time keeping it all
straight because I haven't used toxic chemicals for years, actually I
don't think ever in liquid form. I don't even like to spray or have my
My young Orkin man got sick years ago, and I suspect (he did, too) that
it was because his immune system was compromised by using those
chemicals all day.
I checked my notes. It was triclopr. So I bought Roundup and have put
some thought into the safest way of handling it. Probably on the
sidewalk by the outdoor tap.
Unless a poster (not you) has something really helpful to say, just shut
up. I don't want to poison the whole water supply and however I poured
the stuff, was hoping to avoid spilling one drop, but have to have some
kind of contingency plan.
It wouldn't have any effect. Roundup (Glyphosate) has to be
sprayed (spread) onto growing foliage and absorbed. Using it
any other way is just a waste of your money.
I gave this only a brief look, wiki info isn't always
correct. It did appear to have the basics though, explaining
exactly how Glyphosate works.
Anyone who uses Roundup or Glyphosate should take the time
to read and understand how it is suppose to work before
If you buy your groceries from the store you have been
eating the stuff (Glyphosate) for years now. Trace amounts
can be found in virtually all products made from
commercially grown crops.
That's what the guy told me at the hardware store where I bought it.
Foliage. That's good enough for me. Easier, too.
Yes, I will read the back of the can carefully before I tackle that.
Thanks for the good info.
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