Sunday, May 2, 2010

Safe Weed Killer

I hate thistles and dandelions in my yard and garden.  We could spray them with Round Up, but I don't like that stuff close to where my boys are playing.  What's a girl to do?  Well, I read about this great idea on someone's blog a long time ago.    

Step #1:  Boil Water

Step #2:  Dump boiling water all over the weed you wish to get rid of, being careful not to burn yourself.

Step #3:  Within seconds, the weed will wilt and start turning brown.  By the next day, it will usually be dead.

Step #4:  Rejoice that the weed is dead.

This method works great for thistles that seem to grow in abundance all over my yard.  By the next day, they are "rotted", and I just kick at them to remove them.

Boiling water. . . . it's just not for tea time!


  1. That is awesome!! Now if we could just come up with a way to get rid of those pesky squirrels!
    : )

  2. I'm sure boiling water would do some damage, but I don't think that would be very humane :-)

  3. Not sure I could catch the little buggers either but it would be funny to see me try!
    : )

  4. Thanks for the tip-I may need to boil quite a few pots-I have so many weeds!