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Fri Sep 20, 2013, 02:13 PM

Uh Oh... somone actually listened to me...

Weeks ago, I had an opportunity to drop a nice, easily-digestible remark about Roundup and its manufacturer, Monsanto. My landlord responded with the traditional snort/change of subject he learned how to do from duh TeeVee, but about a week ago, I noticed that the jug of Roundup was missing.

Unfortunately, in its place was a jug of the Bayer stuff, which is just as nasty.

If I'm going to mention this, I'm going to need to provide alternatives

Anyone?

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Reply Uh Oh... somone actually listened to me... (Original post)
dogknob Sep 2013 OP
Warpy Sep 2013 #1
dogknob Sep 2013 #2
handmade34 Sep 2013 #3
JaneyVee Sep 2013 #4
Cleita Sep 2013 #5
dogknob Sep 2013 #6

Response to dogknob (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 02:18 PM

1. The only alternative to weed killer is a shovel and hard work

and he might have too much for him to keep up with.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 02:21 PM

2. Yep. He's 70...

...and possibly the longest-lived active AIDS patient in SoCal (24 years).

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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 02:25 PM

3. no easy alternative

to nasty poisons... just better ones... pulling weeds, planting attractive plants that will weed out the ones you don't want, regular rototilling/hoeing

the problem is usually our irrational want to have perfect lawns or such

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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 02:25 PM

4. For pesticides use mixed liquid dish washing detergent, vegetable oil, and water.

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Response to dogknob (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 02:26 PM

5. Warpy is right. Why not volunteer to help him pull up the weeds?

Maybe you could get other tenants involved. I once worked at a resort where all workers were asked to pull up any weed they spotted while on their rounds doing other things. It was easy. Once you saw that green sprout where it didn't belong you yanked it up before it had a chance to grow and then went about your business.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 02:50 PM

6. We are involved, I'm just the only one who doesn't know everything I know from duh TeeVee. n/t

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