Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Boiled Weeds...mmmmm

It works!!!!! Boiling water does kill weeds. Now I just have to wait to see if it had its way with the weed's roots.

Happy weed

Exhausted weed

Dead weed

Again a reminder - Don't try this in your garden or it will also kill the good little bugs and microbes that power your garden. Also pointed out, you probably shouldn't do this in your grass yard, unless you want to kill the surrounding grass. Happy chemical-free weed killing!


  1. Great idea! I have some stubborn weeds I need to try that on. I've used vinegar to kill weeds, too.

  2. I can't wait to try it!! I tried some earth friendly sprays and it only made the weeds sick for a day or two. Then they popped right back up.

  3. ok, i have to ask. is it really easier to boil water and carry it out to kill the weed than to just pull it? i think it's an interesting fact, but i can't come up with how it is actually useful. it's not like you can use it on a large scale (like spraying it), because spraying it would make the water cool down and not kill the weeds. and for one weed, it seems like a lot of energy to heat the water.

  4. I think it's best used in the areas you can really pull and get the root such as in between cracks in the driveway. It also might be useful if the ground is too hard and pulling the weed just snaps the top off leaving the root. Probably not something you want to do on a large scale, but maybe if you are making pasta and have some extra hot water lying around...