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by Redcedar on April 18, 2005 07:03 AM
I have dandelions growing up between the bricks of a pathway. Of course I can't get all the roots without ripping up the path. I've heard vinegar is a good alternative to other chemicals. Anyone have any experience with this?
by tkhooper on April 18, 2005 12:03 PM
I know I saw it on here somewhere. vinegar, salt and water for killing weeds but I can't remember the ratio. I'm sorry.

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by MissJamie on April 19, 2005 01:29 AM
hi! I have a recipe for a weed killer that I found somewhere and you are more than welcome to it! I haven't used it yet so I can't say it works.

WEED KILLER
*1 pound table salt
*1 Gallon white vinegar
*8 drops liquid dish detergent

**mix well, put in a spray bottle...spritz away those weeds!

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by Bill on April 19, 2005 01:49 AM
Dandelions
[lala]

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by Redcedar on April 19, 2005 02:42 AM
Hey, I couldn't agree more that dandelions are pretty flowers. (Great pictures Bill!) In fact, the more that are on my lawn the better as I know it's chemical free and they make great wine. But this friend of mine has this brick pathway. . .
Thanks for the recipe, I'll try it out.
by auntnene on April 19, 2005 03:30 PM
I'm feeling like a shmuck. Those pictures are beautiful! I'll never look at a dandelion the same way again. I always drool over those yards that have a lush, thick carpet of green grass while mine is in full bloom every Spring.

Thanks for the education.

[Smile]

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by hisgal2 on April 21, 2005 07:34 PM
If all else fails, make a salad! [Big Grin] [thumb]

We used to eat dandelion with hot bacon dressing.....Mmmmm!!

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by auntnene on April 22, 2005 04:54 AM
Hot bacon dressing? [grin]

Sounds heavenly. Do you have the recipie?

[Smile]

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by weezie13 on April 22, 2005 06:01 AM
Dandelions are weeds, unless you're a child. I'm reminded of the story in "Chicken Soup for the Gardener's Soul" by David Matz, where a father, in his effort to create the perfect lawn, is on his hands and knees, screwdriver and garbage sack in hand, attacking the "little yellow devils."

Trouble was, it was Saturday and he'd promised his 4-year-old daughter Kayla they'd go fishing. Here's how the father-daughter conversation went:

"Pickin' flowers, Daddy?" Kayla asked.

"Yes, dear," he said, digging furiously at a tough root.

"I'll help," she offered. "I'll give some to Mommy."

"Go ahead, sweetie," he answered. "There's plenty."

An hour passed, and yellow splotches still remained.

"You said we's going fishin' today," Kayla complained.

"Yes, I know, dear," he said. "Just a little more flower picking, okay?"

"I'll get the fish poles," Kayla announced.

He labored on, prying up one stubborn root after another.

"I found some worms under a rock, Daddy," Kayla piped up. "I put them in a cup. Are you ready?"

"Almost, honey."

More minutes dragged by.

"You picked 'nough flowers, Daddy," Kayla insisted impatiently.

"Okay, honey, just a few more," he promised. But he couldn't stop. The compulsion to finish the job was overwhelming.

A few minutes later, a tap came on his shoulder.

"Make a wish, Daddy!" Kayla chirped.

As he turned, Kayla took a big breath, puffed, and sent a thousand baby dandelion seeds into the air.

He picked her up and kissed her, and they headed for the fish pond.

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by Meg on April 22, 2005 12:32 PM
Children are so sweet like that. My own girls love those "blow flowers". I just ask them to blow them in the direction of the ditch..lol. Not that it matters.. I have a sea of yellow now, more than green in my yard..lol. An hour of picking? I'd only clear maybe a 2' square by then! [Big Grin]

Meg

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by Longy on April 22, 2005 01:54 PM
Boiling water from the kettle will knock 'em. Be careful now:)
by tkhooper on April 22, 2005 03:00 PM
fry yourself up some crispy bacon take out the bacon and add vinegar and sugar to the drippins until you like it. lol

I'm sorry I have never written down measurements for that one. It's great on romaine lettuce too.

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by Dixie Angel on April 22, 2005 03:26 PM
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Originally posted by weezie13:

"Make a wish, Daddy!" Kayla chirped.

I bet he wished he had taken her fishing before she had re-seeded the lawn with dandelions. [Big Grin]

Dianna

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