Chemical-Free Weed Killer
My friend Stephanie and her husband Matt just bought a new house with a pretty sweet backyard but they also inherited the weeds of a protracted housing market. As such, they wanted to get rid of them in a way that didn’t involve crazy herbicides, salting the earth, or the painful clenching and un-clenching that arises from weed-pulling. Aly, my partner-human, suggested they just pour boiling water on the weeds. As this was the easiest, cheapest, and cleanest suggestion, they did that first.
Above you see the after picture on top, the before picture on the bottom (in case you thought this was the least effective weed-killing technique of all time). Which is to say, it worked!
The idea, then, is that you would just pull the baby weeds after you plant the things you want. Also, this is like peeing directly into the eyes of Monsanto, which, as far as I can tell, is the best thing any of us can do.